A woman has been detained for a criminal investigation into the death of her husband, which was caused allegedly by her crushing his testicles in a domestic fight, Vietnamese police said Monday.
Phan Thi Kim Chuong, 55, will be in police custody for four month pending the investigation, Sen Lt Col Dang Nam Hung of Tien Giang police told Tuoi Tre
Chuong's husban Le Kim Khai died of suffocation on Jul. 10 after she grabbed his testicles for five minutes in a domestic argument.
Chuong and Khai, 53, had been married and had two daughters before they separated recently.
According to a police report, the incident started when Khai returned home and found himself locked out, with Chuong and the daughters refusing to let him in.
A violent fight erupted between Chuong and Khai after he cut the lock with a hacksaw. Khai attacked Chuong and even hit the daughters when they tried to stop him.
During the fight, Chuong grabbed Khai's testicles and "pulled hard", and the man collapsed on the ground out of the pain, the report said. Chuong then sat on his stomach, still grasping him.
It took more than five minutes for neighbors to finally succeed in persuading her to release him. But by then Khai, whose face had turned purple, was unconscious and died while being rushed to hospital.
An autopsy found that Khai had choked to death when food that he vomited became stuck in his windpipe, causing suffocation.
Chuong told the police she only wanted to "warn" Khai when she grabbed him.