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Kandal duo linked to killing boss

Two men were arrested in Kandal province yesterday in connection with the murder of a 44-year-old Chinese businesswoman in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district earlier this month.

One of the arrested men is accused of covering hat-factory owner Chang Li’s mouth to prevent her from screaming while her throat was cut by another man on May 2, while the other allegedly received a stolen laptop as a result of the crime, police said. Both men were employed by Chang, who was found dead by other staff members in her shop in Chom Chao commune a day after the alleged attack, according to local police.

“These two men were cap tailors working with the victim. They are not the killers, but have been involved in the victim’s murder,” said Eav Chamroeun, chief of Kandal provincial police.

The two suspects were arrested during a police raid of their rental room, a search that recovered Chang’s stolen laptop.

The two will continue to be questioned, Chamroeun said, and police are in the process of identifying and finding the killer. Police arrested another man on Monday, but later released him.

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