A 27-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly attacking his father with a knife in Pursat province’s Phnom Kravanh district, a police official said on Monday.
The son, identified as Kit Kealy, slashed his father’s face with a knife after the latter struck and scolded him in Rokat commune, Chet Sambath, a district deputy police chief said.
He said Kealy was at home consuming alcohol with his friends when his father Nguon Kit, 57, tried to stop him from excessive drinking. The victim is being treated at Phnom Kravanh’s district hospital.
Sambath said: “Kit struck Kealy with his hand while scolding him about how he was drinking too much. This enraged the son, who grabbed a knife and slashed his father’s face, leaving him with four cuts,” said Sambath.
The victim received wounds on his left cheek, forehead, left eyebrow and temple, according to a statement posted on the National Police’s website.
Kealy was arrested and sent to the district police station prior to charges being filed at the provincial court.
However, his family persuaded police to drop the case and “educate” Kealy instead, said Hin Khea, the commune police chief.
“His mother came here to sign an agreement to have him detained for education,” he said, adding that Kealy will be released soon.