A woman in central Vietnam has been accused of pouring gasoline on her daughter and setting the 12-year-old girl on fire for failing to sell all of her lottery tickets.
Nguyen Thi Kim Vy, 35, is staying at Bac Binh Thuan Hospital in Binh Thuan Province for minor burns, said Huynh Van Dang, chief of Cho Lau Town police in Bac Binh District. The police are keeping a close watch on her.
Her daughter has been sent to Ho Chi Minh City's Cho Ray Hospital on Tuesday night in more critical condition.
Doctors said the girl suffered burns on 60 percent of her body.
Police said the girl dropped out of school two years ago after her father died to help her mother sell lottery tickets on the street.
The daughter had 30 tickets left unsold on Tuesday afternoon.
After the results came out at 4 p.m., none of tickets won any prize. That means the mother would have to pay VND264,000 (US$11.7) for all the unsold tickets.
The mother was angry and started beating her daughter before pouring gasoline on her and set her on fire, according to police.
The girl panicked and ran towards her mother to hug her.
Neighbors brought both of them to hospital.
Vietnamese state-owned lottery companies have agencies which deliver their tickets to street vendors, who earn a 12 percent commission on what they can sell.