A man who on Friday fell from the second storey of a casino after being kidnapped over gambling debts is being treated for serious head injuries and a broken ankle.
Ngveang Phiteng, a 39-year-old Vietnamese farmer, was detained for five days at the New World Casino in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet town by two men who were arrested and charged on Saturday, police said yesterday.
Chhay Sinarith, director of the Ministry of Interior’s Department of Internal Security, said Vietnamese nationals Ngvean Yang, a 33-year-old part-time employee of the casino, and 36-year-old gambler Ngvin Ngukhay were charged with kidnapping and illegal detention.
“The victim lost all of his money gambling, so he borrowed some more from another gambler, and he had no money to pay it back. As a result, the one who lent him the money and the casino staff confined him,” he said.