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Police charge duo in throat-cutting death

Police charge duo in throat-cutting death

Two men were charged yesterday over the stabbing murder of a military officer whose throat was cut in Phnom Penh last week.

Kheng Tito, a spokesman for the National Military Police, said construction worker Ly Mao, 34, and Khy Sok Ny, 41, an unemployed man, were charged with murdering Seng Vanny, also known as Nin, 28, whose body was found on land in Prek Liep village in Russey Keo district’s Prek Liep commune last Thursday about 8:30am.

The men were arrested in separate parts of the capital.

“They have been sent to Prey Sar Prison, where they will stay until their trials,” Kheng Tito said.

Seng Venny was a military officer who worked at Angkor Chey district military police’s anti-terrorism unit in Kampot province.

His murder was the second in Prek Liep commune in just 36 hours.

Last Tuesday night, a Chinese man also died after his throat was cut when an argument in a restaurant became violent.

Two men, aged 23 and 25 and believed to be friends of the victim, were arrested and charged with murder.

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