A 13-year-old Vietnamese girl was killed on Sunday by another girl after they allegedly engaged in a “creepiest” bullying at a school in eastern Vietnam, police said.
The girl was in the ninth grade and the other girl was the student’s teacher at the school in the town of Ngoc Pha, about 80km (50 miles) southwest of Hanoi, when they allegedly confronted each other, police spokesman Thi Thuong said on Monday.
The teachers confronted the other student and said: “You have to stop this, because we will kill you”, police said in a statement.
Thi said the teacher then reportedly tried to explain to the other students that the bullying was part of school life, adding that the two girls were not in trouble.
The victim’s father and three other siblings were in the school, but the three other children were not there, Thi said.
“We are looking for the two girl who beat her,” he said.
He added that the girl’s parents were not at home.
The two girls have been arrested and are being held in police custody, This statement said.
Police did not say how the girl died or what prompted the bullying.
Police had earlier said they were investigating the case and would issue a statement later on Monday on the death of the victim.
The school has a total of 880 students.