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Tycoon’s brother in shooting

The younger brother of a prominent business tycoon was sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday for allegedly killing a man last week.

Chamkarmon district police chief Ouch Sokhon said that 32-year-old Chea Ratank, younger brother of Chea Ratana, who owns the Union Commercial Bank, was accused of shooting and fatally wounding a young man last Thursday.

“He was arrested by police on January 5 after he shot a victim dead in front of his house in Tumnop Teuk commune, Ouch Sokhon told the Post yesterday.

“He was sent to court for charges this afternoon.”

A Tumnop Teuk commune police officer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the Post yesterday that the shooting happened when Chea Ratank arrived home and found four young people standing in front of his entrance.

“To expel them, he fired a bullet into the air,” the officer said. 

“He fired two more bullets at them because he was angry with them … because they looked at his face,” the officer said.



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