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Hà Nội child assault asked to be investigated

Update: December, 16/2019 - 14:49


Ciputra Urban Area, where the incident is alleged to have happened. — Photo 

HÀ NỘI — The head of Hà Nội People’s Committee on Monday called on the police to investigate allegations a 12-year-old boy was assaulted by a man as he played badminton.

Chairman Nguyễn Đức Chung has signed an urgent document asking Hà Nội Police and related agencies to look into the case and report to the Hà Nội People's Committee before December 20.

It is claimed the child was punched, kicked and verbally assaulted last month in Ciputra Urban Area, Bắc Từ Liêm District.

Vietnam News Agency say the man who is accused of attacking the child is 45-year-old neighbour Trần Đức Hà, whose son was playing badminton with the child in question.

The boy’s mother claims her son was punched in his head, chest and kicked. He was treated in hospital for a concussion and injury to his chest. 

On Monday, Việt Nam Association for Protection of Child’s Rights requested Bắc Từ Liêm District Police to start legal proceedings against Hà. — VNS

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