A civil penalty will be issued against a policeman who had attacked his ex-girlfriend and her fiancé "out of jealousy" in central Vietnam, a news website quoted a senior police officer as saying Saturday.
Phan Van Hung, an officer of the mobile police department of Ha Tinh Province, and four other men were accused of attacking the couple on Jul. 20.
He is the son of a vice chairman of the People's Committee of in Cam Xuyen Dist. in Ha Tinh Province.
Captain Ha Huy Hung, chief officer of the Criminal Police Dept. of Cam Xuyen which has handled the case, said Phan Van Hung will be fined for simple battery and disturbance of public order, according to a report on VietnamNet.
He said the victims did not demand a compensation.
Leaders of the Ha Tinh mobile police department will decide their own punishment against Phan Van Hung, based on the final report on the case, Captain Hung also said.