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Disabled vet held for beating of his rival

Disabled vet held for beating of his rival

The provincial court in Svay Rieng has sent a disabled veteran to pre-trial detention after he allegedly assaulted a fellow disabled veteran from the same village after a dispute.

Court spokesman Tep Plar said League for Democracy Party (LDP) member Sovan Chansavat, 61, was sent to prison on Monday for acts of intentional violence against Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) supporter Long Chi, 60, on Friday.

“We decided to jail [the suspect] temporarily over the case for aggravated intentional violence under Article 218 of the Criminal Code,” Plar said.

Kim Lay, Svay Rieng provincial police station’s crime office chief, said that Chansavat was arrested after he assaulted Long Chi, another disabled veteran, in Chik Dey village, Andong Trabek commune, Svay Rieng province.

Police said that in the incident at 3:30pm on Friday, Chansavat used a loudspeaker to campaign for the LDP. Chi rebuked him for causing excessive noise, after which he was allegedly beaten over the head with a stick wielded by Chansavat.

Chi suffered serious head injuries and is hospitalised.

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