A court in the central province of Nghe An has suspended the trial of a local man accused of killing an Indian technician, saying the case needs a new investigation.
The court on Monday said there were conflicting accounts of what happened.
Truong Van Quang, 31, has been accused of murdering and robbing Nathusingh Solanki, a technician at a quarry in the province on July 11, 2015.
According to prosecutors, at around 7 p.m., Quang was walking to his brother’s house to borrow money to buy heroin, bringing a knife.
Solanki crashed his motorbike into Quang's leg, before unexpectedly pulling over to urinate, they said.
The Indian man did not apologize for the collision. Quang then cut his throat and stabbed him in the chest. The Vietnamese man then took the victim's wallet, ring and motorbike, prosecutors said.
Quang turned himself in two days later, admitting to the crimes. Police found the stolen property was worth VND19.3 million (US$860).
During the trial, Quang first confirmed those key details in the indictment. But local media reported that he later said he could not remember exactly what had happened that night.