http://www.thanhniennews.com/society...3&newsid=46125Vietnam -- Six-year-old Nguyen Thi Mai at a hospital on Friday after her mother allegedly cut her face with a butcher knife four days earlier.
Police have detained a Mekong Delta mother for slashing her six-year-old daughter’s face and body with a butcher’s knife.
Investigators in Tien Giang Province’s Cai Lay District said Nguyen Thi Hanh, 38, had cut her daughter, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Mai, early Wednesday morning.
After slashing the child, Hanh rubbed salt in her wounds, police said. Police said they had not settled on a motive for the crime.
It was not until 11 a.m. Thursday that Hanh’s neighbors discovered Mai’s injuries and rushed her to a local health center. She has been under treatment at the Cai Lay District General Hospital ever since.
Neighbors had come to Mai’s aid after hearing her cry loudly and incessantly all night, they said. Neighbors also told the police they suspected that Hanh had been beating Mai every day.
Police said the mother had shown signs of mental illness at the police station. She had been sent for a mental examination at the Tien Giang Province Hospital for Mental Illnesses, investigators said.