Ho Chi Minh City police have identified the suspect in the killing of a man who was distributing free meals to poor people in Dist. 6 early this month, reportedly because he refused to give him more than one portion.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Tran Van Diem, 27, who allegedly stabbed Tran Minh Phuoc to death at the intersection of Le Quang Sung and Pham Dinh Ho on Aug. 10, and fled.
According to local police, Diem lived on the streets near the Cho Lon Bus Station and worked as a masseur.
Hua Thi Thanh Tam moans the death of her husband Tran Minh Phuoc. Their son is 20 months old.
Phuoc, 23, a scrap collector, regularly helped an unidentified donor to distribute free meals to poor people. He received free meals for his family in return.
At around 7 p.m. on Aug. 10, Diem came to the intersection to ask Phuoc for the free food.
After receiving his portion, Diem asked for three more but Phuoc refused.
A quarrel broke out between them and Diem took out a knife and stabbed Phuoc before fleeing.
Phuoc was rushed to the hospital but doctors said he died upon arrival. He sustained 11 wounds in his head, neck and body.
Phuoc's wife, Hua Thi Thanh Tam, was carrying their toddler begging for money from passers-by nearby when the crime happened.