“Treatment” of Mental Patient Ends in Death

Long An province police arrested Tra Tri Hien, 44, of Tan An, Sunday and charged her with murder. Hien is also called “Powwow Nam Thuong.”

Also arrested was Tra Tri Hieu, 35, Hien’s younger brother. The police searched Hien’s home on the same day.

From July 26 to 29, Hien and her henchmen “treated” Huynh Thi Lieu Thu, 32, a mental patient, by beating, kicking, dragging, and stomping on her.

Each “treatment” session went on for 30 minutes, causing severe injuries to Thu's head, abdomen, rib, breastbone, eyes, liver and pancreas. She died in the evening of July 29.

Hien’s three accomplices are on a wanted list made up by the investigation agency.

By D.Nguyen – Translated by Truc Thinh

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