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$40,000 sought for brutal beating

$40,000 sought for brutal beating

A Ratanakkiri family whose children were beaten by workers from rubber concessionaire DM Group in a land scuffle last Saturday filed a lawsuit yesterday with the provincial court demanding $40,000 in compensation.

In court documents obtained by the Post yesterday, the family accuses four DM Group workers, the company’s chief of staff and an armed soldier – who was with the workers during the fight – of intentional violence.

“We demand $40,000 as compensation from the company owner, the arrest of [the chief of staff] and for the workers to be sentenced,” reads the complaint.

The four workers allegedly responsible for the violence were charged in court on Sunday but have not yet been tried.

Last Saturday, the workers allegedly attacked 52-year-old Ry Sarun’s three children and another villager when they tried to stop the company from clearing Sarun’s land.

Deputy district police chief Uy Bul said the workers have yet to say who instructed them to start attacking.

“They have confessed to the fighting, but they will not betray their boss.”

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