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Body of woman killed in Bangkok returns

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The Cambodian embassy in Thailand is working to repatriate the body of a casino dealer who was shot dead in Bangkok on Monday night. Facebook

Body of woman killed in Bangkok returns

The Cambodian embassy in Thailand is working to repatriate the body of a casino dealer who was shot dead in Bangkok on Monday night.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation spokesman Kuy Kuong told The Post on Wednesday that officials are preparing paperwork to transport the woman’s body home.

“Our embassy officials are trying to coordinate the documents and bring the body back to Cambodia for the funeral,” Kuong said.

He said the woman’s body was scheduled to be transported to the Poipet border checkpoint in Banteay Meanchey province on Wednesday night.

The Bangkok Post reported the shooting left four people dead, including a police officer, another man and two women who were working in a secret gambling house in a commercial building.

“The shooting happened after a Chinese man pulled a gun and shouted for his money back, claiming he had been cheated,” it reported.

The paper said more than 60 gamblers and staff were held for questioning after the police surrounded the building in search for the gunman, who fled the scene.

The victim’s husband, Saing Seiha, 34, a resident of Poipet town’s Poipet commune, told The Post on Wednesday that his 29-year-old wife Mao Srey Pov was a former card dealer at a five-star casino in Poipet town. But after being suspended due to Covid-19, she and her colleagues went to Bangkok to work.

“On the night of the incident, my wife called me, saying she would ask for a few leave to visit home,” he said.

But about 30 minutes after the call, he received news that his wife had died in a shooting.

“I was lost for words when I heard the news,” he said.

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