The naked body of a 37-year-old man was found in Banteay Meanchey province’s Serey Sophon town on Monday. Local police suspect he was killed after being attacked with rocks in a robbery.
Seth Los, Banteay Meanchey provincial deputy police chief, said police found serious injuries to the victim’s head, face and other parts of his body.
Two bloodstained rocks were found nearby. Los said that following a postmortem, police are treating the case as murder, with the victim suffering injuries including a broken skull.
Separately, on the same day in Pursat province’s Phnom Kravanh district, police went on a search for a suspect involved in an unintentional killing.
Hun Chanthy, head of the crime office at Phnom Kravanh district police station, said a 59-year-old woman died after being struck by a wooden stick that was thrown.
He said the victim and her husband had earlier held a house warming party. When it ended, an argument broke out when the victim’s 28-year-old nephew took exception to his aunt being told to do the cleaning by her husband.
Incensed, the suspect grabbed a stick and threw it at the 56-year-old husband, who moved out of the way. The stick hit the woman, who was knocked unconscious and later died. The suspect fled after the incident.