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Acid attack: 3 questioned over assault of TV9 starlet

Acid attack: 3 questioned over assault of TV9 starlet

Three people were questioned at Daun Penh district police station on Wednesday in connection with the acid attack on 16-year-old talent show winner Hang Srey Leak, who won TV9’s weekly High Star talent show in November 2008. The victim was at a hairdresser’s salon in Daun Penh district on Tuesday when two men poured half a litre of acid over her, burning her face, back and a leg. “Our police have detained two men and one woman for questioning. They are relatives of the victim,” said Pol Pithey, Phnom Penh Municipal Police deputy chief. The victim’s aunt told police that her children were involved in the attack, but they have denied any wrongdoing, said Pin Kong, deputy police chief of Srah Chak commune. Hang Srey Leak is still recovering at Calmette Hospital. The attack followed a similar incident last week in which sisters Kim Sodine, 18, and Kim Sonita, 17, were splashed with acid on their way to a Phnom Penh market. Their sight has been saved, and they are resting in a hospital in Vietnam, according to Ziad Samman of the Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity.


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