The alley where Nguyen Van Kiet, son of Ca Mau Province's police chief, allegedly brutally attacked Thach Sen, a 52-year-old man, on February 25. Photo credit: Tien Phong
A man has accused the son of a provincial police chief of having beaten him up when he tried to stop the latter from attacking a woman following a traffic collision in southern Vietnam.
Thach Sen, 52, in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau told Tien Phong (Pioneer) newspaper that he is still being treated at a local hospital for the injuries that Nguyen Van Kiet caused to him.
At around 7 p.m. on February 25, Kiet, son of the director of the provincial police department, was reportedly riding a motorbike with a friend on the back seat when he collided with another motorbike on a street in Ca Mau Town.
He and the other driver, who was accompanied by a woman, started a fight.
Kiet then called a few more friends to the scene and they chased after the pair to attack them.
They caught the woman and hit her.
Sen said he witnessed the beating and tried to stop Kiet, but he himself was brutally attacked by Kiet and his friends.
Residents living nearby said some police officers arrived to make a report on the case but Kiet and his friends threatened that he would have them fired.
According to a source, after Sen was hospitalized, Ca Mau Town’s police asked him not to lodge any complaint against Kiet and gave him some hush money.
Ho Quoc Viet, deputy chief of the town's police department, told Tien Phong the case was not “serious,” and it has been proceeded towards settling.