Lê Như Toàn was accused of beating a street cleaner to death on Sunday night. — Photo vov.vn
HÀ NỘI — A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a female street sweeper in Cầu Giấy District, Hà Nội on Sunday night.
According to police in Dịch Vọng Ward, at about 9pm on Sunday, Lê Như Toàn, beat a female street cleaner with a brick. The cleaner, 43, was working outside the Discovery Complex Building on Cầu Giấy Street.
The woman, who lived in Bắc Từ Liêm District, was attacked and died on the spot due to multiple head injuries.
Toàn fled towards Xuân Thủy Street after the attack.
Police chased and arrested Toàn an hour later at Thăng Long International Village Urban Area in the same district.
Toàn, living in Tam Điệp City, northern Ninh Bình Province, was unemployed and has a history of mental illness.
According to police, Toàn was walking on Cầu Giấy Street towards Xuân Thủy Street on Sunday night.
He is alleged to have picked up a brick on the pavement and attacked the woman from behind.
After the woman collapsed, Toàn is accused of beating the victim’s head until she was motionless.
The case is under further investigation. — VNS