Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Brothers suspected of murder

Brothers suspected of murder

Brothers suspected of murder

TWO new suspects have been arrested after a 27-year-old woman was found raped and murdered beside National Road 3 earlier this month.

Keo Sokunthy’s naked body was found along the main road leading from Phnom Penh to Kampot on July 11.

Her feet and legs had been bound and her throat had been cut.

Kampong Speu deputy police chief Som Borda said yesterday  two brothers from Takeo province’s Bati district had been apprehended on Friday in re-lation to the crime.

Three other suspects, arrested in the week following the murder in Kong Pisey district, have been released.

The brothers – named as Bou Bunthong, 26, and Bou Bunthet, 24 – are suspected of killing the woman while fleeing from authorities following a dispute at a dance party.

It is believed they murdered her after mistakenly thinking  she had been trying to apprehend them.

Sou Borda said the pair were arrested after the suspects’ shirts and shoes were found at the scene of the crime.

Police intended to send both brothers to court to face char-ges, he said.


  • Japan bank buys major stake in ANZ Royal Bank

    Japan's largest bank acquired more than half of ANZ’s shares in Cambodia on Thursday, according to a statement from Kith Meng’s Royal Group. Japan's JTrust Bank, announced that they had acquired a 55% of stake in ANZ Royal Bank. According to a Royal Group

  • Proof giants walked among us humans?

    For years a debate has waged about whether certain bas relief carvings at the 12th-century To Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap province, depicted dinosaurs or some rather less exotic and more contemporary animal,

  • Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

    Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up

  • Endangered animals found dead in Pailin

    An endangered gaur was one of “many” wild animals found dead in “dozens” of illegal traps in Pailin province’s Phnom Khieu Wildlife Sanctuary, said Chit Thy, a military officer working with rangers to protect the conservation area, on Wednesday. Thy, an officer in the 507