Date
24 January 2017
Police have launched a manhunt after a 58-year-old man died from knife wounds in Nai Wai village in Tuen Mun. The attacker is believed to be a fellow Vietnamese national. Photos: www.hktmrc.com, Ming Pao
Police have launched a manhunt after a 58-year-old man died from knife wounds in Nai Wai village in Tuen Mun. The attacker is believed to be a fellow Vietnamese national. Photos: www.hktmrc.com, Ming Pao

Police hunt for Vietnamese man after Tuen Mun murder

Hong Kong police are on the lookout for a Vietnamese man who is suspected to have killed a fellow Vietnamese after a fierce quarrel.

Authorities launched a manhunt after they were alerted about the death of a 58-year-old person in Tuen Mun. 

At about 5 am on Sunday, a Vietnamese national was found lying in a pool of blood at Nai Wai village. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Looking at the wounds on the man’s body, doctors said they suspect he was attacked with a kitchen knife.

There were three injuries, including a three-inch cut near his throat.

A villager said she heard the man, who bears the surname Nguyen, cry out for help before he was attacked, Ming Pao Daily reported.

Investigations revealed that the dead person had been living in a subdivided flat with another Vietnamese man who was 42 years in age.

Authorities are now looking for the 42-year-old, who is said to bear tattoos on his waist and back.

The case has been classified as murder, and an investigation is underway.

According to a senior police officer, the suspect is a drug addict, who had been arrested once earlier for assaulting people while under the influence of drugs.

The knife attack might have happened under similar circumstances, Ming Pao cited the officer as saying.

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