A view from the front of a house in Ho Chi Minh City's district 8, where a man killed his ex-wife for not letting him taking their daughter to his home on Sunday. Photo credit: Dan Tri
Police in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday arrested a man who allegedly hit his ex-wife’s head to a wall, causing her death in the same morning.
Pham Xuan Linh, 34, told police that he had asked Pham Thi Ngoc Dung to bring their daughter, who is living with her after their divorce, to his house for a day, but Dung refused to.
Dung, also 34, was rushed to the hospital with severe injuries on her neck and head. She later succumbed to brain injury, doctors said.
Linh told police that he had first used a knife, stabbing into her neck. Dung tried to run, but Linh managed to catch her, grabbed her hair and banged her head to the wall several times.
Dung’s neighbors reportedly heard loud noises from the house. They broke the door and seized Linh.
Police said they are investigating the case.
Dung got married to Linh in 2006, but the couple divorced in 2013. She lived with her 6-year old daughter, while Linh remarried.
Dung’s neighbors said she was a nice woman who often did charity work.