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Charges for group after hit-and-run

Charges for group after hit-and-run

Military police in Mondulkiri province plan to send five men to the provincial court today on charges of intentional, planned murder after a Lexus carrying them allegedly rammed a motorbike early on Sunday, killing the bike’s driver and passenger, both military police officers.

Chheav Samnang and Oub Sopheaktra, both in their 20s, were hit and killed in Sen Monorom’s Spean Meanchey commune at 1:30am on Sunday after an argument with a group of men, according to police. Five of the men that police say were in the Lexus were arrested the same day.

Vong Rachana, penalty office director of the provincial military police, identified the five as Khim Samnang, 23; Oeurn Sam Oun, 22; Pheap Pros, 23; Ly Thou, 20; and Sreng Panha, 24.

“The problem was just caused by a minor argument at an entertainment club,” said Rachana, who told the Post that the men were from Kandal province and worked in timber transportation. Police are still looking for the driver.

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