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Brothers suspected of murder

Brothers suspected of murder

TWO new suspects have been arrested after a 27-year-old woman was found raped and murdered beside National Road 3 earlier this month.

Keo Sokunthy’s naked body was found along the main road leading from Phnom Penh to Kampot on July 11.

Her feet and legs had been bound and her throat had been cut.

Kampong Speu deputy police chief Som Borda said yesterday  two brothers from Takeo province’s Bati district had been apprehended on Friday in re-lation to the crime.

Three other suspects, arrested in the week following the murder in Kong Pisey district, have been released.

The brothers – named as Bou Bunthong, 26, and Bou Bunthet, 24 – are suspected of killing the woman while fleeing from authorities following a dispute at a dance party.

It is believed they murdered her after mistakenly thinking  she had been trying to apprehend them.

Sou Borda said the pair were arrested after the suspects’ shirts and shoes were found at the scene of the crime.

Police intended to send both brothers to court to face char-ges, he said.

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