A love triangle allegedly precipitated a hate octagon in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Monday night.
Police said a high school student was riding home on his motorbike when a group of eight men on four motos blocked his way.
The outraged octet fell upon the unsuspecting student with cleavers, sticks and stones, leaving him badly injured and unconscious before fleeing the scene.
Later that night, police managed to arrest one suspect who reportedly confessed the attack was motivated by a romantic rivalry. KAMPUCHEA THMEY