Vietnamese police and state-run media say a man threw two large cans of acid at a woman who rejected his marriage proposal and at seven of her relatives during a child's birthday party.

Officer Nguyen Huy Thang of Dong Nai province says the 54-year-old man is in police detention while being treated at a hospital for minor injuries following the attack Sunday night.

Thang says the man splashed two cans of acid mixed with gasoline onto the 39-year-old woman and her relatives as they were celebrating her 1-year-old nephew's birthday. He then set the mixture on fire. The boy suffered minor injuries.

Thang says the woman and three others remain hospitalized Wednesday with extensive burns.




TOWNHALL MEDIA GROUP