Hoàng Văn Chín, suspected of murdering 5 people in Thái Nguyên province, was arrested by provincial police. Photo news.zing.vn
THÁI NGUYÊN — Police in the northern province of Thái Nguyên have arrested a suspect in connection to the murder of five people.
The man is identified as Hoàng Văn Chín, who was born in 1976, is an alleged drug addict.
The incident occurred at 5.30am on Thursday in Định Hóa District’s Sơn Phú Commune.
Chín was reported to have fought with Ma Thị Hưởng – his wife. Upon hearing the commotion, relatives and neighbours arrived at his house to bring the situation under control.
However, Chín attacked them with a knife, leaving five people dead.
The deceased include Hưởng, Hoàng Văn Luận, an official in charge of legal issues from Sơn Phú Commune, Trần Thị Hường – Luận’s wife, Lương Văn Đành – Chín’s brother-in-law and Hoàng Văn Nam.
Lương Văn Hoàng, a resident, was seriously injured and is receiving treatment at Thái Nguyên Central Hospital.
Đặng Đức Đang, deputy director of Thái Nguyên Province’s Police Department said Chín was detained while he was hiding in a nearby tea plantation. — VNS