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Suspects arrested in beheading

Suspects arrested in beheading

Two men suspected of beheading a man in Preah Vihear province’s Rovieng district were arrested on Sunday and are due to be sent to Preah Vihear Provincial Court today.

According to provincial police chief Si Kiri, suspects Ou Oddom, 18, from Rovieng, and Thon Borey, 19, from Kampong Thom’s Baray district, will be questioned over the killing of Eur Un, 40, a farmer from Tbong Khmum province.

“Both suspects admitted everything and [confessed] the murder was driven by spite,” Kiri said.

“The suspects will be punished if the court figures out that they are guilty.”

Un had moved to Svay Phat village, where the murder occurred, and bought land from Oddom’s father.

On 16 June, Oddom had borrowed Un’s motorbike, causing the two men to argue.

The following evening, Un and the suspect’s father had shared a bottle of wine.

After drinking, Un drove to buy meat but was followed by suspects Oddom and Borey, who allegedly pursued and beheaded him.

It took 10 days for authorities from Rovieng district to discover the victim’s body.

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