34 charged for revengeful acts over girl’s death

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34 charged for revengeful acts over girl’s death

The police in Nam Can District, Ca Mau Province, have indicted 34 people for causing public disorder, resisting law enforcement officers, and destroying public assets to revenge for 16-year-old Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen who died at a local hospital last June.

xex Police detained extremists who caused public disorder after Huyen's death Photo: Tuoi Tre

Colonel Le Thanh Son, head of the district police department, said yesterday that these people committed their crimes to veng anger against the doctors who were treating Huyen at Nam Can General Hospital.

Huyen died of a severe brain injury which the doctors had failed to diagnose.

On June 28, Huyen was hospitalized after her neighbors found her lying unconsciously on the street with bloodstains on her clothes and scratches on her body.

Her aunt, Nguyen Thi Phuc, who took care of her at the hospital, said the doctors in Nam Can asked the family to bring Huyen home after examining her.

“They said my niece’s health was normal, but we asked them to let her stay at the hospital, as she was still writhing in pain and was unable to speak,” Phuc said.

At midnight on June 28, as Huyen suddenly had difficulty breathing, Phuc took her to doctor Nguyen Huy Tu, who checked her conditions summarily and said she would be okay in the morning.


The house of Dr Tu was destroyed by angry mob after Huyen's death (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

Tu then went back to sleep and asked Phuc not to disturb him anymore.

Huyen died at 4 am on June 29.

To Van Mung, deputy director of Nam Can, admitted that Tu and his two nurses hadn’t performed adequate and appropriate medical checks on Huyen’s conditions and thus failed to diagnose her brain injury.

The team was later suspended by the provincial health department.

According to the Nam Can District People’s Committee, Huyen was raped by Le Minh Lo after going to a karaoke club with him and 4 other people on June 27.

The provincial police have arrested Lo and will charge him with rape.


Many objects inside Dr Tu's house were smashed by the angry crowd (Photo: GDVN)

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