Mum and child axed in vicious break-in

Mum and child axed in vicious break-in

Authorities in Palin provincial town arrested a 21-year-old man yesterday morning following a violent robbery in the town’s Boyakha commune.

On Friday night, Chhean Sokny, 26, and her 3-year-old daughter were allegedly robbed and brutalised with an axe by suspect Beun Mai, sustaining serious head injuries, according to Boyakha commune police chief Chor Manh. Both survived, and were taken to Battambang Provincial Hospital.

The victim’s husband, Leng Lai, 36, was at a neighbour’s wedding when the attack occurred. He said that at around 10pm, he returned and saw the gate was open. He called his wife to open the door, but she didn’t answer.

“I walked to another door behind the house and I saw that door was opened, so I rushed in. I saw a bloody blanket, and beneath it, my wife and daughter were tied-up, injured and unconscious,” Lai said.

Local authorities launched an investigation and arrested Mai, who also lives in the village and is now being interrogated by police. However, the attacker had been masked at the time, and Lai is unable to verify the perpetrator’s identity.

MOST VIEWED

  • EU parliament’s 13-point vote to decide on possible sanctions

    The European Parliament is due to vote on Thursday on a 13-point resolution on Cambodia – which includes a call for the treason charges against bailed opposition leader Kem Sokha to be dropped – a threat that could see the EU enforce a range of sanctions against

  • Government hits back at threats to pull EBA, suspend UN seat

    The spokesman for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has said the government is in no way concerned after the European Parliament gave it three months to reverse what it called the “systematic repression of the political opposition”. Ignoring the ultimatum could mean facing

  • Sar Kheng: Sokha requested security

    Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Sunday revealed the story behind the transfer of former opposition party leader Kem Sokha from Trapaing Phlong prison in Tbong Khmum province to his house in the capital. Speaking at the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) headquarters in Prey

  • Chinese influx pushing locals, Westerners out of Preah Sihanouk

    Some within the Kingdom’s tourism industry have speculated that the recent influx of Chinese visitors may hinder domestic tourism as the price of accommodations in the coastal city of Sihanoukville continues to rise. Preah Sihanouk province, which has become a hotbed for Chinese investment