Police in Binh Duong Province on May 23 started the prosecution against four women for murdering two men whose bodies were found encased in concrete.
Two cult members encased in concrete
The women are 31-year-old Pham Thi Thien Ha, 66-year-old Trinh Thi Hong Hoa, 29-year-old Le Ngoc Phuong Thao, and 40-year-old Nguyen Ngoc Tam Huyen. They were accused of killing 50-year-old Tran Duc Linh and 27-year-old Tran Tri Thanh.
The women told the police that they were supposed to fast for 10 days but Linh couldn't take any more and tried to escape by jumping out of a first-floor window. One of the women, Pham Thi Thien Ha said she took the severely injured Linh back to his room instead of bringing him to the hospital so Linh died soon afterwards.
The group then brought Linh's body to another rental house to continue the training and practice. Linh's body was encased in concrete at the new place.
However, Ha said Thanh showed unusual signs so she asked him to fast again and locked him in his room. Thinking that Thanh was possessed by the devil, the women then bought electric actuator to knock Thanh out and strangled him to death. Thanh injured Ha's hands during the struggle.
Thanh's body was abandoned in his room for two to three days until the smell became unbearable. The women then encased his body in concrete and moved to a hotel in Thu Dau Mot City to continue training.
All four women were arrested on May 18. Dtinews