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Poison claim queried

MORE than 100 villagers in Kampong Cham province’s Memot district staged a protest yesterday at the provincial court, demanding the release of a woman suspected of poisoning her husband. Phuong Sothea, an investigator for the rights group Adhoc, said the victim died on July 25, and that his parents filed a complaint against the suspect on August 27. “It is over one month, and then they filed a complaint against her,” he said. “The police did an autopsy already. They did not find any poisonous substance.” The prosecutor handling the case could not be reached yesterday. Noun Sokha, a neighbour of the suspect, said the victim had not been poisoned because his children ate the same food and were fine. “In fact, her in-laws want to take over her property, so they filed a complaint against her,” he said.



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