Police have issued an arrest warrant for a Koh Kong man who allegedly bound and brutally beat his 14-year-old nephew over a $15 radio.
The boy’s mother, 49-year-old Mom Muth, enlisted the help of rights group Adhoc to urge local authorities to actively pursue the arrest and prosecution of her son’s uncle and grandmother.
The two allegedly conspired to have the boy taken from school on the afternoon of May 24 and beaten with wire clothing hangers, because the latter believed he stole her radio.
“When I got a call from a neighbour that my son was beaten in the middle of the forest, I ran and screamed for him,” Muth recalled. “I saw he was tied behind his back with blood over his body, and I almost fainted.”
Mondul Seima district police chief Kim Sany said police have now put out a warrant for Ny’s arrest. An initial attempt by the grandmother to settle the case out of court for $250 was rejected, according to Muth.
The case was sent to court yesterday evening, Koh Kong court clerk Chen Long said.