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Police charge teen for killing cellmate

Update: November, 30/2015 - 10:02

HA NOI (VNS) — Local police yesterday completed their investigation and decided to prosecute Vu Van Binh, 17, from Bac Giang, for allegedly beating to death one of his cellmates while in a custody in Ha Noi.

The victim, Do Dang Du, 17, from Chuong My District in Ha Noi, was put in custody in August by Ha Noi police for stealing some money from his neighbor. He shared a room with Vu Van Binh in Detention Center No 3 in Chuong My District.

According to the investigation document, on October 4, Du was beaten by Vu Van Binh while in custody for a personal conflict and then fell into unconsciousness. He was later taken to a hospital, but remained in a coma and died six days later. — VNS

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