Hanoian who forced maid to eat feces gets 1.5 yrs
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A court in Hanoi on May 16 sentenced 48-year-old Tran Thi Tuyet Minh, a resident in Ba Dinh District, to one year and a half behind bars for brutally mistreating her housemaid at the first instance trial.
Tran Thi Tuyet Minh pictured at the first instance trial on May 16, 2015. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The victim is 59-year-old Pham Thi Phuong, who was hired by Minh’s daughter to do housework in September, 2011.
Prosecutors said during the time at Minh’s house, Phuong was physically assaulted many times by family members. Complaining that Phuong was slow, Minh often beat her with shoes and even forced the poor housemaid to eat her maternal grandchild’s feces.
But the most brutal cruelty is that Minh forced Phuong to eat 200 grams of chili and then pumped hot water into her body in January 2012.
Minh hired a motorbike taxi driver to bring her back to her hometown in Ung Hoa district in Hanoi one day after that.
On January 7, Minh was put into custody for investigations.
The housemaid Pham Thi Phuong at the first-instance trial on May 16, 2012.