Hanoi police have issued an arrest warrant for a 54-year-old woman accused of brutally torturing her husband with boiling water and a wooden stick on Friday.
According to the Hai Ba Trung District Police Division, Nguyen Thi Thanh has fled her home in Pho Hue District after the incident.
Police said Thanh poured boiling water on her husband, 58-year-old Hoang Kim Loc as he slept at their home at around 4 pm on September 7.
After that, Thanh beat him with a stick before fleeing.
Some of Loc's neighbors took him to Saint Paul Hospital where doctors said he sustained burns over 50 percent of his body.
Police did not say how the neighbors found out about incident or what motivated Thanh's heinous attack on her husband.