Police in Ho Chi Minh City have arrested a sex worker for allegedly choking out and then electrocuting a client to death in a hotel bed.
Nguyen Thi Thuy Linh, 24, of Binh Tan District was arrested Friday on charges of murder and robbery.
Linh allegedly enticed her client into the precarious position after suggesting she tie him up “for a new sensation.”
Another woman, 29-year-old Nguyen Thi Minh Tam of District 8, was arrested the same day for buying stolen property and harboring criminal.
Police say Linh was picked up by her victim, Tran Huu Hoang, 28, on Kinh Duong Vuong Street at around 1:30 am on November 27, news website Dan Tri quoted a Binh Tan District police source as saying.
They agreed on a price of VND250,000 (US$12) and took a room at Hotel 102 on Do Nang Te Street.
Linh told police she got the idea to rob Hoang because he was severely drunk.
Police say Linh confessed to tying his hands and feet with her scarf and Hoang’s shirt, then choking him unconscious with a length of electric wire.
After her victim passed out, Linh electrocuted him with the wire from her bedside lamp.
Police say she stole over VND1 million and a cell phone from her victim and then used the phone to call Tam to take her home.
She told Tam about the crime and gave her the phone.
Police said a hotel attendant discovered the body the following day (November 28) after Hoang failed to answer his room's phone.
Linh was arrested at around 3 pm, the same day, while waiting for clients on Kinh Duong Vuong Street.
Police say she confessed and snitched on Tam to them.
Linh allegedly has a serious drug problem and said she committed the crime to feed her addiction.
The district police handed the case over to city investigators for further investigation.