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Husband, wife killed with AK-47

A husband and wife were shot dead in their sleep by unidentified men with an AK-47 rifle in Khnob Damrey Village, Kampong Cham provice’s O’Reang-ou district, on 1 March shortly past midnight.

According to captain Ouk Sok, deputy chief of police in O’Reang-ou, Ouk Manin, 33, and his wife Teav Srey, 25, were found dead in their bedroom the following morning by their sons.

“The wife was shot with two bullets in her head, and the husband was shot with two bullets on his right chest and armpit. They both … immediately died,” Sok told the Post yesterday. “Their two sons … were not shot or wounded.”

Major General Pen Rath, provincial chief of police, said the police had not identified the murderers.

“According to our police’s preliminary investigation and report, this murder was … [out of] rancor, because all victims’ … valuable things were not lost. But until now, we [do] not know the real reason of their killing,” he said.

“Our provincial police are still working hard on this case, in order to arrest the suspects and bring whoever is responsible to justice,” he added.



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