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Prey Veng killing: Man dead after spat over ducks

Prey Veng killing: Man dead after spat over ducks

Authorities in Prey Veng’s Komchay Mear district arrested a duck farmer on Wednesday after he allegedly axed another man to death following a dispute over ducks.

Before the murder, Komchay Mear district police chief Siev Sokhum said that ducks owned by suspect Chhean Sony allegedly went inside victim Chim Ang’s duck farm. Sony asked Ang for 100 ducks back, but the victim refused.

On Wednesday, Sony allegedly murdered Ang with an axe at the victim’s duck farm, Sokhum added.

“The authorities concluded this was a spite-driven murder, and the suspect has already admitted it,” Prey Veng provincial crime office head Ouk Phat said.

Police are also searching for a suspect after a woman was found dead with her throat slit in the Komchay Mear area on the same day.

Authorities concluded that the woman was killed with an axe and are investigating whether she was killed by the same suspect.

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