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VN monitoring murder trial in S Korea: spokesperson

Update: June, 30/2017 - 10:05
The Viet Nam embassy in the Republic of Korea has carried out citizen protection measures concerning the recent murder of a Vietnamese citizen in the country, stated Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo An Đăng

HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese embassy in the Republic of Korea has initiated measures to strengthen protection of the nation’s citizens following the murder of a Vietnamese woman in the country, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng said on Thursday.

Hằng said at a regular press briefing that the victim, Bùi Cát Hạ, was allegedly murdered by her father-in-law in Seoul’s Seongbuk District. The man has been arrested by local police, she noted.

South Korean press on Wednesday cited the Seongbuk District Prosecutor’s Office as saying an 83-year-old man surnamed Kim is suspected of repeatedly stabbing his 31-year-old Vietnamese daughter-in-law to death while she was sleeping.

The killing occurred at about 4am on June 2 following a fight between the two during dinner the previous day, the press reported.

The next morning, Hạ’s husband found her body and called the police.

The Vietnamese embassy has supported Hạ’s family and issued a death certificate for the victim and a permit for her ashes to be brought to Việt Nam, Hằng said.

She also said that under direction from the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry, the embassy is monitoring the case to ensure justice is served and the legal rights and interest of Vietnamese citizens are protected. — VNS

 

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