QUANG NGAI — Police in central Quang Ngai Province's Nghia Hanh District on Tuesday temporarily seized Doan Thi Hong Yen, 50, on suspicion of the brutal treatment of her adopted 9-year-old child.
Earlier the police also seized her husband Nguyen Mui, 53, for mistreating the little girl.
On February 10, the couple locked the door and beat their adopted daughter Nguyen Thuc Phi for allegedly stealing their money. The girl was then taken to the Quang Ngai General Hospital and diagnosed with an abnormal psychological condition by which she starts screaming in fear when in contact with strange people.
Doctors confirmed that her condition was much improved and that she could be discharged from hospital, upon which she was placed in the care of the provincial social sponsoring centre. — VNS