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Acid victim points finger at wife’s ex

Acid victim points finger at wife’s ex

A man recovering from an acid attack in Kampong Cham said yesterday that the suspect police are looking for is the jealous ex-husband of his wife.

Long Bunthoeun, 32, sustained injuries on his face, chest and some parts on his back when another man snuck up on him and his 23-year-old wife, Sen Srey Roth, on Monday and threw acid on them through the window of their house.

Srey Roth suffered slight burns on her back. The police are searching for the ex-husband.

“The suspect is the former husband of my wife, but they divorced more than eight months ago. He threatened my wife many times, saying he would disable her by breaking her legs and hands if she remarried or loved another man,” Bunthoeun said.

His wife hadn’t paid any attention at the time, believing the threats were a joke, he said.

“At first in the attack, I thought it was hot water, but later I recognized it was strong acid.”

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