A man from Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam has been accused of murdering his five-year-old daughter by throwing her into a river after having a heated argument with his wife over an alleged affair.
Nguyen Tan Hung, vice-chairman of the People’s Committee in Tam Hai Commune, Nui Thanh District, confirmed early on Thursday morning that local police had apprehended 30-year-old Tran Van Vien following the incident.
Preliminary information showed that Vien had an argument with his wife at around 7:30 pm on Wednesday.
The wife had visited Nui Thanh Town to run her small business but did not return home during the Lunar New Year holiday, which took place in early February.
Vien suspected his wife to have an affair while she was away.
|Tran Van Vien reenacts his crime in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, February 17, 2022. Photo: L.T. / Tuoi Tre|
Following their argument, the man carried his daughter – five-year-old T.L.Y.V. – to the nearby Truong Giang River where he threw the girl into the water.
About 20 people and several boats were mobilized to search for the young girl, according to Le Van Sinh, chairman of Nui Thanh District’s administration.
Her body was found early Thursday morning, Sinh added.
|Five-year-old T.L.Y.V. in this photo provided by her family|