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Three die in murder-suicide in Hà Nội

Update: September, 16/2019 - 16:16


The scene of the incident in Hà Nội’s Cầu Giấy District on September 16 has been sealed off for investigation. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — A young man stabbed his girlfriend and her roommate to death before committing suicide in the early hours of Monday in Hà Nội’s Cầu Giấy District. 

The culprit, Giàng A Dông, 21, from the northern mountainous province of Điện Biên, was reported dead at E Hospital, where he was taken for emergency treatment.

Police in Nghĩa Đô Ward responded to the incident on Nghĩa Đô Street at approximately 6.45am.

Initial investigations found the two female students, both 19, died from multiple stab wounds. Dông was reportedly in a relationship with one of the students.

Media reports have omitted the victim's full names and referred to them by their initials, a common practice in the Vietnamese press in such incidents.

Early on September 16, Dông came to see STML, his girlfriend, at her rented room in Nghĩa Đô Street. L shared the room with four other girls.

The couple had an argument and Dông stabbed her to death.

On his way out of the room, Dông bumped into NTX and stabbed her to death.

Dông then turned the knife on himself in an attempt to commit suicide, but was unsuccessful. He then chased the other girls in the room, but they managed to escape.  

Dông then jumped from the fourth floor of the building to the ground. He was taken to hospital later, where he succumbed to his wounds.

Nghĩa Đô Ward’s police and district police have sealed the scene to conduct an investigation. — VNS


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