Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Chief attacked while ‘educating’ drunkard

Chief attacked while ‘educating’ drunkard

Chief attacked while ‘educating’ drunkard

A Kandal province man was arrested twice in one night after he allegedly beat a deputy commune police chief with a stick then tried to escape, police said yesterday.

Koh Thom district police chief Chheoun Bunchhaon said Uch Rith, 23, was found drunk and walking on the road at night brandishing a saber and frightening residents and other travellers.

He said Dounkam village chief Chheang Chheng had apprehended the sword-swishing Rith and took him to the commune police station to sober him up and “educate” him.

However, in an attempt to escape, the suspect picked up a wooden stick and began striking Kampong Kong commune deputy police chief Ngon Nany on his arm and mouth.

The injuries Nany received appeared serious, Bunchhaon said, with Rith allegedly breaking several of the official’s teeth during the beating. Bunchhaon said Rith was then apprehended by another officer, and placed under arrest again.

“Right now, the suspect has been accused of intentional acts of violence against the police officer, and we plan to send him to the provincial court on Friday morning,” Bunchhaon said.

If found guilty of charges of intentional violence under Article 217 of the Criminal Code, Rith faces a jail sentence of between one and three years and a fine of between 2 million and 6 million riel (about $500 to $1,500).

MOST VIEWED

  • Hun Sen: Full country reopening to be decided in two weeks

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that if the Covid-19 situation remains stable for 15 consecutive days from the end of the October 5-7 Pchum Ben public holiday, Cambodia will reopen fully, albeit in the context of Covid-19 whereby people have to adjust their lives to

  • Cambodia sets new Covid-19 quarantine rules

    The government has modified Covid-19 quarantine requirements, shortening the duration for, among others, Cambodian officials, foreign diplomats and delegations, investors and inbound travellers in general. According to an official notice signed by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng late on October 16, quarantine length for Cambodian

  • Cambodia unveils new quarantine regulations

    The government has modified Covid-19 quarantine requirements, shortening the duration for, among others, Cambodian officials, foreign diplomats and delegations, investors and inbound travellers in general. According to an official notice signed by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng late on October 16, quarantine length for Cambodian

  • Hun Sen: Cambodia set to fully reopen

    Prime Minister Hun Sen concludes that the October 5-7 Pchum Ben public holiday, during which many people either flocked to their hometowns for family reunion or gathered at tourist attractions across the country, has not caused an outbreak of Covid-19. In a special address to

  • Will Evergrande change the way Chinese developers do business in Cambodia?

    China’s property sector policy has exposed the grim financial condition of real estate developers including those operating in Cambodia, which raises questions over the viability of their projects and business going forward The dark blue netting draping over one of Yuetai Group Co Ltd’

  • Cambodia seeks probe into 'false reports' on Hun Sen's alleged Cypriot passport

    Minister of Justice Koeut Rith on September 6 wrote a letter to his Cypriot counterpart Stephie Dracos requesting cooperation in investigating and providing the truth in relation to the "exaggerative and false allegations" that Prime Minister Hun Sen holds a Cypriot passport. In his letter, the