Man arrested for murdering Vietnamese wife in Korea

Update: November, 19/2019 - 14:54


A view of the station of the Republic of Korea's Yangju Police who are investigating the case of a RoK man allegedly murdering his Vietnamese wife. — Photo 

SEOUL — The Republic of Korea’s Yangju Police Station said they are investigating a 55-year-old man on suspicion of murdering his 30-year-old Vietnamese wife at his home at 5.30am last Saturday.

According to the police, the man, who was apprehended at 1pm last Sunday, put her body in the trunk of his car and dumped it in his hometown of Wanju, North Jeolla province. He reportedly admitted to his crime.

The two are said to have married in Việt Nam in 2017 and moved to the RoK three months ago and have no children.

The police launched the probe after the victim’s Vietnamese friend filed a missing report. They are conducting an autopsy and expanding the investigation.

According to the RoK government, international marriages there annually rose by 8.9 per cent last year. — VNS



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