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Pursat man shot by the father of his bride-to-be

Pursat provincial police are searching for a man who allegedly shot and injured his daughter’s fiancé after failing to break off their engagement.

Police said that Sam Teth, 22, was with Chhan Sothy, 19, at his home in Krakor district when the father showed up on Friday, enraged that the pair was spending time together.

Though the families had arranged an engagement, police said, the father, 48-year-old Saing Chhoung, had ordered it broken off.

 When he saw them together, police believe he lost his cool.

He fired at Teth with an AK-47 and hit him in the stomach, then fled. Police are currently trying to track him down.

The victim is recovering at Calmette hospital. 

To contact the reporter on this story: Kim Sarom at newsroom@phnompenhpost.com

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