Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Baby boy ‘killed by father’ in Tbong Khmum

Baby boy ‘killed by father’ in Tbong Khmum

A Tbong Khmum province father who allegedly killed his two-month-old son poses for a police photo yesterday. National Police
A Tbong Khmum province father who allegedly killed his two-month-old son poses for a police photo yesterday. National Police

Baby boy ‘killed by father’ in Tbong Khmum

A drunken Tbong Khmum province father allegedly smashed his 2-month-old son headfirst into the floor of his home on Tuesday night after becoming consumed by suspicion the baby might not be his, according to local police.

The father, 20-year-old Ork Channa, lived with his 18-year-old wife Chan Nary and their son, Rom Channit, in the village of Chher Klem in Tbong Khmum’s Memot district, according to district deputy police chief Chan Dul.

Dul said Channa had been charged with intentional murder by judicial police and was transferred to Tbong Khmum Provincial Court yesterday following his confession.

“He insulted his wife and killed their baby with his own hands because he was heavily drunk,” said Dul.

Baby Channit’s mother, Nary, said that she and her husband had argued earlier in the day over neighbours’ near-daily visits to their newborn baby. Following the argument, he went out drinking, returning home at 7pm.

“When he arrived home, he began insulting me loudly, accusing me of having a secret affair,” said Nary. “Then he rushed to grab the legs of our baby sleeping in the hammock and threw him against the ground, saying he is not his baby. The baby died immediately.”

Nary added that she and Channa had been in love and defied their parents by eloping, returning home when she fell pregnant with their son.

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman