Police in northern Vietnam said a man, who allegedly cut his wife’s heel and wrist tendons with a knife last week, turned himself in on Tuesday afternoon.
Chu Quang Dao, 49, admitted to the crime on August 3. He said he attacked his wife Duong Thi Hong after they were summoned to a police station in Bac Giang Province to discuss a divorce petition which she had just filed.
Dao left the station first, waited for Hong just hundreds of meters from the station, and assaulted her with a knife.
The husband left his wife bleeding and fled the scene.
Dao told local police that he was angry after learning that his wife wanted a divorce.
Chu Quang Dao at a police station in Bac Giang Province. Photo credit: baobacgiang.com.vn
He said that he had hidden at a friend's house around 10 kilometers from Bac Giang.
After the attack, Hong, 34, was rushed to hospital with severe bleeding from her head, wrists and heels.
Doctors said her wrist tendons and Achilles tendons, also known as heel cords, were severed. They have successfully reattached the tendons, they said, adding that her condition is still unstable.
Hong said she had been "tortured" by her husband many times and he had even threatened to have her tongue cut off.
They married seven years ago and have two daughters, 9 and 6.