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Brother murdered over dead chicken

A BROTHER reportedly killed his younger sibling during an argument about a dead chicken in Pursat province’s Phnom Kravanh district this week.

Chief of the Pursat province crime office, Sing Sopheak, said yesterday that 29-year-old Sean Sy had killed one of his mother’s chickens after it allegedly destroyed an area of the family’s vegetable patch on Monday.

The bird’s death reportedly provoked a fight between Sean Sy and his 25-year-old younger brother Sean Dem.

During the fight, Sean Sy is believed to have struck his brother over the head with a wooden bat.

Sean Dem was rushed to a provincial hospital after the incident, but died of severe head trauma.

“He had no intention of killing his brother, however the blow he delivered to his brother’s head was very serious. He has expressed regret for his actions,” Sing Sopheak said.

Sean Sy was arrested by police officers on Wednesday and was sent to provincial court yesterday after his mother filed a complaint with local authorities.

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