Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police deny role in Freshie Boy death

Police deny role in Freshie Boy death

120607_17d

Freshie Boy Sok Vireak could have been saved from suicide if the family had given US$500 to the police, a relative of the star says.

Sok Vireak, 19, was the third runner-up in TV 3’s Freshie Boy 2012 Contest, which honours the most handsome man in the nation.

On May 24, about 3:30pm, he was pronounced dead after jumping from the Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge in Phnom Penh, a popular spot for suicides, reportedly after being dumped by his girlfriend.

Mam Kim Eng, who claimed to be a close relative, said: “There was a fishing boat and police at the spot, but nobody could save him.

They said they would save the boy if they were given $500.” Kem Kong, the police officer in charge of the area, said that claim was untrue.

“Some people said the fishing boat asked for money to save the victim, so I think people may be confused and think that the police asked for $500.”

To contact the reporter on this story: Seth Kimsoeurn at kimsoeurn.seth@phonmpenhpost.com

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Explore the durian and rubber farms of Kampong Cham

Take a drive north of Kampong Cham, past the dirt roads and the dense greenery.

Kem Sokha talks politics, power and Hun Sen

Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, sat down with The Post’s Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara to discuss his supporters’ initial disappointment with this year’s

NEC officials tally votes during a recount last week in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia’s National Election Committee last week rejected 33 of 61 complaints filed over the conduct of June 4’s commune election, according to a s

Comfrel Executive Director Koul Panha speaks to the press at a meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh.

As the National Election Committee launched into the recount proc