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Vietnamese student died from Taser gun in Australia

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:47 am

Australian police shot and killed a Vietnamese student who seemed drunk and threaten a girlfriend with a knife on October 5, according to the Vietnamese Consulate General in Australia and the local media.

The student Le Ba Thinh, 25, died after he was shot in the heart by  the police with a Taser gun (electronic stun gun).

Thinh came to Australia for studying English and lived in a house in Helen St, Sefton, in Sydney’s west.

The girlfriend who lives together with Thinh in a shared house called police when the man was reportedly trying to force entry her room just after midnight.

The man lost consciousness shortly after being Tasered, but he died on the way to Liverpool Hospital.

The death of the Vietnamese student who is the second to have been killed with a Taser in Australia aroused discussions on using the stun gun.


 

Source: SGGP

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