Police believe a 63-year old mother, whose burned body was found by villagers in Kampot’s Banteay Meas district on Sunday, self-immolated.
Police said that the woman, from Keatha Vongleu village, bought a bottle of gasoline, saying it was for an engine, before going home and setting fire to herself around 9 or 10am.
Villagers found the body and notified police, who found the death to be suicide.
Banteay Meas district police chief Kim Sokhan said the woman was believed to suffer from a long-term mental illness and usually stayed home alone while her family went to work.
Her husband and children were at work when she died.
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