Police in Vinh Phuc Province in northern Vietnam on Tuesday arrested a commune chairwoman suspected of hiring thugs to attack her husband to teach him a lesson about fidelity, eventually causing his death.
Initial investigation found Duong Thi Lan, 53, hired a group of ex convicts between 22 and 29 years old to keep tabs on her husband, a businessman.
She asked them to stalk him and beat him if they saw him with another woman.
The gang, including two women, however decided to speed things up.
Instead of waiting for any woman to show up, they seduced him and asked him out on a date at a local hotel, according to news website Zing.
The men in the gang allgedly beat him there, took photos of the attack and then received payment from Lan, which was around VND25 million, or more than US$1,000.
Staff at the hotel later found the husband unconscious with many head injuries in a room on Sunday. He died at a hospital soon after that.
The police arrested all five gang members the day later. They then snitched on Lan.
They are all facing charges of aggravated battery.
Lan said she did not plan to kill her husband.