Man arrested in central Vietnam for raping debtor's mother, 62

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The Da Nang police have arrested a man for allegedly raping and fatally attacking the 62-year-old mother of a debtor, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reported Wednesday (January 2).

The woman, identified only as N.T.H., suffered massive vertebral and vaginal injuries and wounds on her arms and legs following the brutal attack on December 24.   

According to a police report, Nguyen Thanh Trung, 23, of Hoa Vang District, went to H.'s house in Ngu Hanh Son District to see her son, identified only as S., to demand repayment of a VND9 million (US$432) debt at 9 p.m that day.

He rummaged around S.'s bedroom since the latter was not at home, and H. tried to stop him.

He allegedly pushed the woman on the bed, strangled and raped her.   

Hearing H.'s screams for help, neighbors came and took her to hospital.

But she succumbed to her injuries a week later.

The police arrested Trung upon S.'s complaint. 

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