Ho Chi Minh City police said Tuesday they had arrested a Chinese man for allegedly stabbing his Vietnamese wife to death in a bathroom after a quarrel.
Han Jinkun, 39, is being investigated on murder charge, according to the police.
The couple, who had a six-month-old boy, lived in a hired apartment in Binh Chanh District.
The police said Han repeatedly persuaded Yen and their son to come to live in China but she refused to; therefore, the couple usually quarreled.
On the evening of December 11, they picked up a fight due to the same subject. The fight soon turned violent.
The wife then went to bathe. The husband reportedly kicked the door to come in and stabbed her with a knife.
He then carried their son to a neighbor’s house before fleeing.
The following morning Huynh Kim Ha, Yen’s father, came to the couple’s apartment after he failed to call Yen.
The 72-year-old did not see anyone home and decided to push the door to enter.
He found his daughter lying dead in the bathroom with several stabs on her body.
The police arrested Jinkun soon afterwards when he was hiding in an acquaintance’s house nearby.
The man confessed to his crime.