Vietnamese arrested for killing 2 with thievery trap

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The site where Doan Van Huu, 44, hide the bodies of Nguyen Van Chau and his son after Huu found them dead in his electrical trap for thieves on May 30. Photo credit: Doi Song & Phap Luat  
Police in Thai Binh Province said Tuesday they have arrested a man who tried to hide the bodies of a father and a son killed in an electrified trap he'd set to catch poachers.
Doan Van Huu, 44, dragged the bodies to the Red River bank after finding them dead in his trap.
Lieutenant Colonel Dang Viet Nghi, chief criminal investigator for the Thai Binh Police, said Huu is under investigation for murder, Lao Dong newspaper reported.
Nghi said Nguyen Van Chau, 43, and his 11-year-old son, Nguyen Truong An, were electrocuted to death on the night of May 30 while catching crabs near Huu’s garden, which was several hundred meters from Chau’s house.
Chau was Huu’s cousin.
Chau’s family said he hunted crabs in the area every evening and usually returned home by 9 p.m. After waited past 10 p.m., that night, he was nowhere to be found.
They found Chau’s charred corpse near the river in the morning of May 31; the boy's body was found later that night.
Police said Huu set the trap in February, by hanging exposed electrical wires roughly 70 centimeters above the ground to catch poachers who had repeatedly raided his banana orchard as well as his fish and duck ponds.
He turned the trap on every night.
Police also recovered the victims’ flashlight and buckets which Huu had thrown into a nearby farm.
Huu signed off on the investigators' results.
Col. Nghi said the charges could be reduced to disturbing a corpse.

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