Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Murder suspect still at large in Kampong Speu

Murder suspect still at large in Kampong Speu

The family of a woman murdered by a suspect who broke out of a police station while in custody last week yesterday expressed disappointment that the suspect had not been caught, and accused police of having no interest in tracking him down.

Chum Thorn, 50, a nephew of 71-year-old victim Toch Nech, who was killed in Kampong Speu province’s Samrong Tong district last Monday, said he was now making a complaint to the provincial court, and would have done so sooner had he any faith in authorities’ commitment to catching 32-year-old Pounh Chanrith.

“I suspect the police released the suspect and spread information that he had broken bars on the window and escaped,” Thorn said.

“I was not allowed to see the bars where the man broke out when I asked police.”

Sam Sak, chief of Kampong Speu provincial police’s serious crimes bureau, said police were working hard to find Chanrith.

Keo Sothea, Kampong Speu provincial prosecutor, said yesterday that reporters should leave authorities to do their work. “Give us time to continue to investigate and don’t be hasty,” he said.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Military police stand guard outside a polling station that was allegedly prematurely closed to eligible voters during the 2013 general election in Kandal province. Photo supplied

The Ministry of Defence on Friday lashed out at civil society and election monitoring groups, claiming a

Opposition leader Kem Sokha uses his hat to gesture to supporters during a campaign rally yesterday in Siem Reap province. Facebook

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to unleash war on the opposition party if he loses patience with their campaign for the June 4 commune