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No arrests yet in July acid attack

A 30-year-old acid victim from Banteay Meanchey was sent to the capital for further treatment at a rehabilitation hospital, doctors said yesterday, while police are continuing to look for the perpetrator.

An acid attack in Poipet town late last month left Tang Mouy Chou suffering burns on 20 per cent of her body, including her head and arm. Chou was doused in acid while eating noodles at a market in what police suspect was an attack motivated by a love triangle. The victim has refused to talk about the incident or name a suspect.

“We are continuing the process of investigation to seek the perpetrator,” said Im Sophearak, Poipet commune police chief.

Erin Bourgois, project manager at the Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity, said this is the second reported acid attack this year, and that acid attacks in the Kingdom have declined 83 per cent since 2010.

In the year’s first acid attack in April, a woman allegedly doused her husband for threatening to divorce her.

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