The suspect in the first acid attack in Cambodia this year is scheduled to appear in Phnom Penh Municipal Court today, after she burned the face and body of a woman she believed to be romantically involved with her husband.
Sroeun Nann, 40, will face a charge of attempted murder, after she admitted to dousing victim Meas Vanny, 20 – a co-worker of her husband – with strong acid in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Friday evening, said Chea Sovan, director of the Justice Department at Por Sen Chey district police.
“[Nann] admitted to police officers that she poured acid on the victim, because she was angry at her after her husband told her that he had a new wife who worked as a security guard with him [at Ho Hsin Tai shoe factory],” Sovan said. “He left his wife about two months ago to live with his new partner.”
Nann allegedly drove by Vanny at about 6:30am on Friday, and asked her where she worked, Sovan said. When Vanny answered that she was a security guard at Ho Hsin Tai, Nann threw acid on her.