Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Angry mob attacks and kills alleged sorcerer

Angry mob attacks and kills alleged sorcerer

An enraged mob beat to death a 40-year-old man on Wednesday in Kampong Speu province because they believed his alleged practice of black magic caused illnesses, police said.

The mob followed Kong Terk to his home in Kong Pisei district where they attacked him with tree branches and a metal stick, district police chief Khem Sophanara said.

“We haven’t arrested any suspects yet, and the investigation is ongoing,” said Sophanara. “We don’t have any evidence to prove the man is a sorcerer, but the neighbourhood alleged one member of his family was also killed in 2000 involving a similar allegation.” Sophanara said angry villagers dragged Terk’s body 300 metres from the village and threw him in a rice field.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Military police stand guard outside a polling station that was allegedly prematurely closed to eligible voters during the 2013 general election in Kandal province. Photo supplied

The Ministry of Defence on Friday lashed out at civil society and election monitoring groups, claiming a

Opposition leader Kem Sokha uses his hat to gesture to supporters during a campaign rally yesterday in Siem Reap province. Facebook

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to unleash war on the opposition party if he loses patience with their campaign for the June 4 commune