Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Man ‘accidentally’ kills wife while cleaning gun

Kampong Thom farmer Toeun Rom poses for a police photo on Sunday after his arrest for allegedly accidentally shooting his wife. Photo supplied
Kampong Thom farmer Toeun Rom poses for a police photo on Sunday after his arrest for allegedly accidentally shooting his wife. Photo supplied

Man ‘accidentally’ kills wife while cleaning gun

A man was arrested on Sunday in Kampong Thom province’s Prasat Balang district after allegedly accidentally shooting his wife to death while cleaning a homemade air rifle before going hunting, police said yesterday.

District police chief of staff Nuon Kumnit yesterday identified the man as 21-year-old farmer Toeun Rom, and the victim as 20-year-old Yong Toeu. Kumnit said Rom told police he had been cleaning the air gun when the gun accidentally discharged, firing a projectile into Toeu’s throat as she slept in a nearby hammock.

Toeu died immediately. “At the moment, the suspect has been [preliminarily] charged with unintentional murder, and the evidence was impounded,” she added. “The suspect was sent to the Kampong Thom Provincial Court for further procedures.”

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Khmer New Year games: it’s never too late to try them out

Even though games such as “Fight for the leaf” or “Hide the towel” are traditionally played during the Khmer New Year holidays

Khmer New Year getaway: Ghost Island

One of 23 islands in the sea of Koh Kong, Koh Kmoch (Ghost Island) has a wealth of corals and other sealife visible through its crystal clear water.

ACLEDA’s boss on how tech is changing financial services

In today’s world of fast-changing technology, Cambodia is seeing increasing innovation in financial services.