An 81-year-old woman in Tam Ky town in the central province of Quang Nam had her arm broken by her own daughter last week, her neighbors told Thanh Nien on December 11
An X-ray showed that Nguyen Thi Luong left forearm was broken.
"At about 6 a.m. on December 6 I got up and wanted to buy something for breakfast, but could not find my walking stick and so asked Cuc [her 40-year-old daughter]."
"I don't understand why, but she got angry, took the cane and battered me with it.
"My left hand swelled, and neighbors took me to hospital."
Nguyen The Thang, a neighbor, said in the last year he has seen Tran Thi Cuc beat her mother and starve her.
The local police have summoned Cuc several times to talk about her ill-treatment of her mother, but she has yet to meet them, Nguyen Duc Vuong, head of the the town's Tan Phu Commune, said.
"It is not acceptable that a daughter beats her mother and breaks her arm, and she should be punished severely," he said.
Cong An Nhan Dan Online quoted local authorities as saying on December 12 that Cuc dismissed the accusation, although locals confirmed her deed.
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