Police in Hanoi Sunday took a man in his twenties into custody on suspicion that he killed a four-year-old girl and raped her eight-year-old sister the same day.
According to the news website, the man, whose identity was not revealed, was detained by hundreds of local people after he was caught red-handed by the victims' uncle.
It appears that Khuat Van Hien and his wife left their daughters behind at home when they left in the afternoon to attend to some business. The couple were running an agricultural materials shop at their house
At around 3 p.m., Hien's brother and neighbor, identified only as Phuong, heard the girls crying.
Phuong said he went into the shop on hearing the crying and found the younger girl lying in a pool of blood with many slashes on her body.
Hearing the elder girl crying in the bedroom, Phuong rushed there and found a naked man.
The man slashed Phuong's face and ran away, leaving a motorbike in front of the shop. Some witnesses said his under body part then was covered with a T-shirt.
He stopped a car passing by and was trying to get into it when hundreds of locals caught him and handed him over to the police.
A report by Dan Tri news web site said the younger girl died on the way to the hospital because she had been slashed many times in the neck. Her elder sister is in shock and has been hospitalized with a bleeding vagina.
Police are investigating the case.
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