HA NOI – Ha Noi People's Court yesterday sentenced Le Tuan Minh, 35, to life in prison for killing a striking female worker in the outlying Hanoian district of Chuong My.
The incident occurred last June when striking workers at Giai Duc Special Material Company in Phu Nghia Commune tried to prevent a lorry from passing through the firm's gate.
Minh, the firm's chief security guard, asked the workers to allow the lorry to pass. Minh then climbed into the cab of the lorry and pressed the vehicle's horn, but the workers persisted. He then drove the lorry into the company's compound, while the workers tried to bar his way, killing Nguyen Thi Lieu and injuring seven other female workers.
Minh's family paid Lieu's family VND15 million (US$700) and the other injured workers between VND300,000 to VND5 million.
Giai Duc Company reportedly also gave the victims hundreds of million of dong. – VNS