|The scene of the massacre of four members of a family in northern mountainous Lào Cai Province. – VNA/VNS Photo Hồng Ninh|Viet Nam News
LÀO CAI — A suspect has been arrested in connection with the massacre of four family members in northern mountainous Lào Cai Province during a robbery early last month, the local authority said.
Tẩn Láo Lở, 24, from Bát Xát District’s Trịnh Tường Commune, is now in police custody.
Hoàng Đăng Khoa, chairman of Bát Xát District’s People’s Committee, said the suspect was arrested at 8pm on Sunday after being on the run for nearly a month.
On August 9, the thief killed the four family members, ransacked the house and stole more than VNĐ10 million (US$434). When Tẩn Ông Nải, 22, and his parents returned home the same day from the rice field, they found that Nải’s wife, two daughters and niece had been murdered.
Tẩn Mai Phương, Nai’s 16-year-old niece, was found dead in a nearby stream with rocks piled over her body. His wife, Tẩn Tả Mẩy, 22, had been drowned in a pond some 100m from the house, while his two daughters, a 12-year-old and a 20-day-old infant, were found dead in a canal nearby. — VNS