Police in the central province of Binh Thuan on Tuesday reprimanded a traffic officer for slandering a young woman after failing to win her heart.
Major Nguyen Quoc Anh from Binh Thuan's capital town of Phan Thiet had accused the woman of owing him a total of VND950 million (US$42,427) but could not produce any documents for the loans, local media cited an official as saying.
The woman, only known as L, said in a written complaint that she met the officer in late 2012 and he kept flirting with her.
He usually came to her house and brought her gifts, but not cash, she said.
After she found out that he was married, she refused to see him.
In May this year, L got married and moved to Singapore.
Several months later, her family told her that Anh’s wife often came to their house and claimed that L still owed the money to her husband. The wife reportedly insulted L's family.
Anh himself told investigators that he only wanted L to repay the debt, but he admitted there were no loan papers.
Investigators concluded that Anh had slandered L and asked him to stop making wrongful accusations.
Speaking of the punitive measure against Anh on Tuesday, L said it was too light. She said she would file a lawsuit if no harsher penalty was given to him.