|Police officials discuss the case at a press conference on Thursday morning. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Anh|Viet Nam News
ĐIỆN BIÊN — Police in the northern mountainous province of Điện Biên have officially opened an investigation after a 54-year-old man killed a couple in Mường Thanh Ward on Wednesday morning before killing himself.
Major General Sùng A Hồng, director of Điện Biên Province’s Police Department, said at a press conference on Thursday morning that a video clip showed the suspect, named Phạm Quang Sỏi, committing suicide after killing the couple.
Hồng said the initial investigation had found a suicide note of Sỏi that said the couple had borrowed money from him.
The investigation also showed that in 2017, Sỏi sold his house in Noong Bua Ward for VNĐ3.6 billion (US$154,800) and lent part of the money to the couple, but as of June this year, they had failed to pay it back despite repeated requests.
Sỏi, a heroin addict, was divorced and lived alone, Hồng said.
The origin of the CKC rifle that Sỏi used to kill the couple remains unknown.
Police are continuing their investigation. — VNS