District head missing, police searching

Update: January, 02/2018 - 20:56

HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội criminal police division yesterday requested collaboration from organisations and citizens in the search for Nguyễn Hồng Lâm, chairman of the People’s Committee of Quốc Oai District, who was reported to have been missing from December 26, 2017.

The Party Secretary of Quốc Oai District, Nguyễn Văn Thọ, reported that Lâm had asked to be absent from a meeting of the district’s Party Standing Committee on December 26 “for family reasons.”

He had turned off his mobile phone and had not returned to the office, Thọ said.

Investigations from the police show that at 9pm on December 25, 2017, Lâm drove a black Camry out of the committee’s headquarters. Half an hour later, he parked his car at a parking lot at No 113 on Trần Duy Hưng Street in Cầu Giấy District, which was under the management of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Lâm then walked to Alley 115 on the same street. By 9:55pm, he was moving towards the Đền Lừ Lake in Hoàng Mai District, some 13.5 kilometres from the parking lot.

“Since then, no family members or colleagues has been able to contact Lâm, neither did they know where he went and for what purposes,” head of the Hà Nội criminal police division Dương Văn Giáp said in a press release.

The division requested all citizens, agencies and organisations to immediately report any information they have on Nguyễn Hồng Lâm via the number 0692196451, or the mobile number 0983304879 of policeman Hoàng Thế Hiển, or come directly to the police’s office at No 7 on Thiền Quang Street in Hai Bà Trưng District. — VNS