The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s police chief has expressed regrets over a recent assault on a Vietnamese woman by her Korean husband, and vowed to conduct a thorough investigation into the case.
Min Gap-ryong, commissioner general of the Korean National Police Agency (Source: Yonhap)
Min Gap-ryong, commissioner general of the Korean National Police Agency, madethe remarks during his talks with Public Security Minister To Lam in Seoul onJuly 8, according to Yonhap news agency.
The case made headlines in both countries over the weekend,after a video went viral of a 36-year-old Korean man punching and kicking hisVietnamese wife in the presence of their two-year-old son. The violence left the woman with abroken rib and other injuries that require four weeks of treatment.
The man, a resident of Yeongam, South Jeolla province, about390km south of Seoul, reportedly beat his wife for three hours on July 4 fornot speaking Korean well before he was put under emergency detention. He hasbeen arrested and detained for eight days for investigation.
Min mentioned the assault case during his meeting with Lam,the first Vietnamese public security minister to visit the RoK in seven years.
"It is very regrettable that a Vietnamese marriage migrant woman has recentlybeen victimized by domestic violence. I promise a thorough investigation andrehabilitation for the victim," Min said.
Min and Lam also discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in publicsecurity.
Min expressed hope that both countries strengthen cooperative investigationsand expand cooperation for the arrest and repatriation of criminal fugitivesthrough Interpol.
The RoK looks forward to cooperating more closely with Vietnam in the fightagainst international crimes, such as illicit drugs, cybercrimes and terrorism,Min said.-VNA
The police in the Republic of Korea have arrested a 36-year-old man for beating his Vietnamese-born wife after a video went viral of him punching and kicking her in the presence of their two-year-old son.