A man in the north central province of Thanh Hoa allegedly killed his wife and a five-month-old daughter before committing suicide after quarreling with the wife over his Euro football gambling debts on Saturday.
At around 1 a.m. Nguyen Ba Son, 26, of Quang Xuong District, rushed to his mother's house and asked her to come to his house to see the faces of his wife and daughter for the last time.
"You can pick up my dead body on the highway."
Son then made his way to Highway 1A nearby. His mother, named Van, and other family members rushed out of the house to follow him but by the time they caught him, he was dead after jumping in front of a truck.
The family rushed to Son's house and found the dead bodies of Dang Thi Ha, Son's 23-year-old wife, and his daughter, Nguyen Thi Trang, on the bed.
Police said Ha was hit on the head with a brick while Trang was stabbed with a screw driver.
A neighbor told police Son had told Ha he lost dozens of millions of dong betting on the Euro football competition a day earlier.
The couple had then quarreled, the neighbor said.
A VnExpress source said Son asked his wife to settle the debts for him but she could not borrow money from anyone.
After fighting with his wife, Son tried to commit suicide by cutting his veins with a piece of glass but he did not succeed, the source said.
Police are still investigating the case.
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