In a collaborative effort, local and military police tracked down and arrested a jilted ex-husband, who allegedly shot and killed his former wife in Stung Treng province on Saturday.
Tomi Sel, 25, is accused of coming to the clothing store at the Stung Treng town market, where his 22-year-old ex-wife, Raksmey Sreykhuoch, worked, said Duong Sivutha, Stung Treng provincial director of penal office. He then tried to evade police by fleeing to Ratanakkiri province.
“We arrested him in Ratanakkiri province”, Sivutha told the Post yesterday. “The arrest was made by military police while he was hiding out there.”
Stung Treng police chief Chhouk Komol yesterday said that Sel, who had been divorced from Sreykhuoch since April, had approached his ex-wife a few days before the shooting, trying to reconcile. When she refused his request to move back in together and resume their relationship, Komol said, Sel became furious.
Sel allegedly arrived at the store, where Sreykhuoch was sleeping on a hammock, at 2pm, and shot her three times, Komol said. Sreykhuoch died at the scene of the crime.