Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Dispute over fence leads to murder



Dispute over fence leads to murder

Dispute over fence leads to murder

A couple was arrested yesterday in Pursat province for allegedly inciting their three children to kill a neighbour over a property dispute.

Kbal Trach commune police chief Khiev Sokha said that Kem Ren, 52, and his wife, Proem Khom, 50, were arrested by Krakor district police yesterday morning after witnesses claimed that the couple had asked their children to attack their neighbour on Tuesday.

According to the witnesses, Sokha said, the couple had “insulted and cursed” at the victim on multiple occasions since November last year, after the victim’s family refused to let them erect a fence. The victim reacted to their insults on Tuesday, cursing them back.

“After hearing the victim’s response, the couple got furious and called their three sons to attack the victim . . . Armed with an axe, hammer, and machete, [they] started chasing and attacking the victim until he died,” Sokha said.

The three suspects are still on the run. Chief of the district crime office Doem Mao said yesterday that the couple will be sent to the provincial police for further action.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Kingdom one of safest to visit in Covid-19 era’

    The Ministry of Tourism on January 12 proclaimed Cambodia as one of the safest countries to visit in light of the Kingdom having been ranked number one in the world by the Senegalese Economic Prospective Bureau for its success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. In rankings

  • Ministry mulls ASEAN+3 travel bubble

    The Ministry of Tourism plans to launch a travel bubble allowing transit between Cambodia and 12 other regional countries in a bid to resuscitate the tourism sector amid crushing impact of the ongoing spread of Covid-19, Ministry of Tourism spokesman Top Sopheak told The Post on

  • Courts’ decisions now published as reference source

    The Ministry of Justice has published 44 verdicts from civil litigation cases which can be used as models for court precedents and for study by the public and those who work in pertinent fields. Publication of the verdicts on December 31 came as the result of joint

  • Reeling in Cambodia’s real estate sector

    A new norm sets the scene but risks continue to play out in the background A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the

  • Quarantine site in north Phnom Penh inaugurated

    A four-building quarantine centre in Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district was formally inaugurated on January 6. The centre can house up to 500 people, according to Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng. At the inauguration ceremony, Sreng said the municipal hall had cooperated with the Ministry

  • China firm to develop Mondulkiri airport

    Tourism to the Kingdom’s northeast corridor could experience a remarkable metamorphosis after the government decided in principle of a Chinese company to study and develop a proposal to build a regional-level airport in Mondulkiri province, according to industry insiders. The Council of Ministers said