Vietnamese mother and child killed in RoK hinh anh 1Illustrative image. (Source: AP)

Seoul (VNA) – Local police discovered the dead bodies of a Korean man, his Vietnamese ex-wife and their six-year-old daughter in Sindonim, Guro district, southwest of Seoul, the Republic of Korea early December 7.

Based on evidence at the site, police said the man named Cho, 51, had hung himself and his 31-year-old ex-wife was strangled to death while their little daughter died of suffocation by a pillow in a nearby car.

Police also found an alleged suicide note from Cho inside the car in which he accused his ex-wife of having duped him into a fake marriage. Due to the deception and issues regarding child custody after their divorce in 2013, he had killed her and their daughter, the note said.

The couple married in April, 2008 but got divorced after five and a half years. The woman had obtained Korean citizenship during that time.

After the divorce, she married a Vietnamese man and the couple lived together with the child in Jinju city, Gyeongnam province, 320 kilometres southeast of Seoul.

According to local newspapers, she had refused child support payments from Cho in order to get custody of their child.

The case is under further investigation.-VNA