Police in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho are investigating a complaint that an officer beat up an elderly citizen in a quarrel.
On Wednesday Nguyen Van Tan, 84, of Cai Rang District lodged a complaint against Sergeant Major Nguyen Thanh Thuc of the Bui Huu Nghia Ward division saying Thuc had hit him, grabbed his shirt, and wrestled him to the ground on August 5 because he had had a quarrel with Thuc's father.
He said he passed out following the assault and his family had to rush him to hospital.
He suffered brain injury after knocking his head on hard objects and was still being treated, he said.
Thuc confessed to investigators that he had pushed Tan to the ground, leading to injury.