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Battambang woman found raped, murdered

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A Battambang woman, 37, who was found dead on Monday morning, had been stripped naked, raped and murdered by an unidentified killer, provincial police said. Photo supplied

Battambang woman found raped, murdered

A 37-year-old woman, who was found dead on Monday morning on farmland in Battambang province, had been stripped naked, raped and murdered by an unidentified killer, provincial police revealed.

Aun Pai, the chief of Battambang provincial police station’s Serious Crimes Bureau, told The Post on Tuesday that the victim was identified as Hang Horn, a resident of Sangke district’s Roka commune.

The victim was found dead on a farmland behind Phupuy Supermarket, located at Battambang town’s Chamkar Samrong commune.

“She was found naked with bruises on her neck. Near the victim’s body were her underpants, shoes, and a string from a hammock,” said Pai.

“According to a post-mortem examination, the victim was raped and murdered. Furthermore, we speculate that the victim and killer must have been acquainted,” he said.

The victim’s body was handed over to her family for the last rites. Meanwhile, the police have yet to find evidence to identify the suspect.

Rights group Adhoc’s provincial coordinator Yin Mengly said the case was a cause of concern in the Kingdom as it shows the limitations of the police force in ensuring public safety.

He also appealed to youths who stay out late to exercise increased caution and to go home before midnight.

“Walking at night, whether alone or with a group is generally unsafe, especially for women,” he said.

Mengly also expressed expectations for authorities to advance their search of the killer and bring the victim to justice.


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