10 Mar '11, 9pm

Traffic violation death: Policeman arrested: HANOI - An officer has been arrested and accused of beating a man t...

HANOI - An officer has been arrested and accused of beating a man to death following a routine traffic violation in Vietnam's capital, state media reported yesterday. Police Lieutenant-Colonel Nguyen Van Ninh, who was arrested on Wednesday, was accused of beating the 53-year-old man to death for failing to wear a helmet while riding a motorbike, the state-run Thanh Nien newspaper reported. State media reported that the man, who was riding on the back of the motorbike, had removed his helmet to make a call on his mobile phone on Feb 28. He was stopped by Ninh and the two argued about paying a fine, the online VTC News said. Several security officers, along with Ninh, then beat the man and later took him to a hospital, where he died of backbone injuries on Tuesday. If convicted, Ninh, who was accused of "intentionally inflicting injuries" to others, faces up to 15 years in p...

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