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Sanitation worker’s assault: Police begin criminal proceedings

Update: June, 30/2017 - 22:00
Chairman of Hà Nội People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung visits Trần Thị Thanh, a victim of a recent assault that took place in the capital city, at Thanh Nhàn Hospital in Hai Bà Trưng District on June 18. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The investigative unit of the police in the capital city’s Hoàn Kiếm District on Friday began criminal proceedings against a citizen who assaulted a female street sweeper.

Phạm Thị Bích Diệp, 32, resident of the district’s Lý Thái Tổ Ward, was charged with intentionally causing injury to Trần Thị Thanh, an employee at the Hà Nội Urban Environment Company (URENCO).

While collecting trash on the route along Hàng Muối-Nguyễn Hữu Huân-Trần Quang Khải streets on the night of June 15, Thanh asked Diệp to collect the bagasse in front of her sugarcane stall at No 24 Hàng Muối.

Diệp did not agree and began quarreling with Thanh. The sweeper then moved on to collect the trash on Nguyễn Hữu Huân Street.

Meanwhile, the irritated sugarcane vendor called her husband, Nguyễn Đức Cường, 32, to drive her on their motorbike to search for Thanh.

Upon finding Thanh, Diệp approached her, and began cursing and hitting her until she fainted. Thanh was taken to Thanh Nhàn Hospital in Hai Bà Trưng District by her co-workers and residents in the neighbourhood.

Diệp was summoned to the police headquarters a day later for investigation. — VNS


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