Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Alleged axe murderer arrested in Thailand

Alleged axe murderer arrested in Thailand

Authorities pose for a photo with a handcuffed man at Thailand's Phrasamutchedi Police Station earlier this week after he was arrested for the murder of his brother-in-law. Photo supplied
Authorities pose for a photo with a handcuffed man at Thailand's Phrasamutchedi Police Station earlier this week after he was arrested for the murder of his brother-in-law. Photo supplied

Alleged axe murderer arrested in Thailand

A man who is the prime suspect in the beheading of his teenaged brother-in-law was deported back to Cambodia yesterday after being arrested by Thai police. Biv Long, 30, allegedly murdered the victim Ti Tin, 17, with an axe.

Tin’s decapitated body was found under Toek Thla Bridge in Bantaey Meanchey’s Sisophon town on May 8.

Cambodian investigators were alerted to Long’s suspicious behaviour when he did not attend Tin’s funeral on the grounds that he and the victim had incompatible Chinese zodiac birth years.

Bantaey Meanchey provincial court deputy prosecutor Sok Keobandet said Long was considered the sole suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

“While the authorities were bringing him for interrogation over the murder, half-way through, the suspect tricked the authorities by telling them he needed to go to the toilet, then he escaped immediately in a crowded place,” Keobandet said.

Long has reportedly been hiding out in Thailand working at a restaurant in Phramutchedi district.

Sith Los, Banteay Meanchey provincial deputy police chief, said Long had been caught by Thai authorities after their Cambodian counterparts requested assistance.

Long was sent to the provincial prison in Banteay Meanchey for temporary detention. He is expected to face charges of intentional murder.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all