Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Drug users charged over random attack and killing

Drug users charged over random attack and killing

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The accused admitted to being drug users who attacked two victims randomly for no reason. national police

Drug users charged over random attack and killing

The Battambang Provincial Court on Thursday charged two men over random attacks on innocent civilians which left one dead in Sangke district last month.

Provincial court spokeswoman Tieng Sambo said the two men were charged with violence with aggravating circumstances.

“A prosecutor already charged them and sent them to an investigating judge for further action,” she said.

Battambang provincial deputy police chief Chet Vanny identified them as Tith Rozet, 23, and Moeun Theara, 18, both from Ek Phnom district in Battambong province.

He said police are searching to arrest other suspects who were involved in the attacks. He said police know their identities, but cannot reveal their names before their arrest.

“We sent two to the court and a prosecutor questioned them. And I am also trying to find their accomplices. So, give me a little more time to do this work,” he said.

Sangke district police chief Sun Sovann said the two accused men have confessed to being drug users who randomly attacked two people without cause or reason.

He said that on January 29 at 7:00pm, they drove a motorbike to visit Battambang town and took a sword with them, which they used to stab one man.

The man suffered minor injuries and the two accused fled the scene to Sangke district on a motorbike.

There, they attacked another man on the street with the sword for no reason, stabbing him a few times.

The victim was identified as Sam Keo, 17, who suffered serious injuries and died on the way to the hospital.

“The victim was just a student, but they stabbed him without reason. There was no argument,” Sovann said.

He said after the attack, police went to intervene and arrest the two suspects.

According to their confessions, they did not know the victim and they had no argument with him. They intended to stab him with the sword they often carried with them when travelling, he noted.

He said police tested their urine and it was positive for drugs.

MOST VIEWED

  • Khmer New Year holidays postponed

    In an effort to halt Covid-19 infections in the Kingdom, Prime Minister Hun Sen has postponed the Khmer New Year holidays scheduled from April 13 to 16. While the people will not have their usual break, nor will there be any public celebrations or gatherings at pagodas,

  • No word on state of emergency

    The National Assembly (NA) said it will postpone all unnecessary meetings in line with guidance from the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) amid the Covid-19 pandemic. However, it did not say when or how it will debate the “state of emergency”

  • State of emergency draft law set for NA

    A draft law aiming to place the Kingdom in a state of emergency amid the Covid-19 pandemic is set for a debate at the National Assembly (NA) after going through the Council of Ministers’ Standing Committee meeting led by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday.

  • NA, Senate set for bill on ‘emergency’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested the Senate to convene an extraordinary meeting to review the draft law that aims to put the Kingdom in a state of emergency after the bill reached the National Assembly (NA) on Friday. The draft law, which was approved

  • Tourists can now prolong their stay

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said tourists holding Visa T and arriving in the Kingdom after January 1 will be allowed to prolong their stay until they are able to return home. The decision comes as Cambodia and most countries take measures to

  • Hun Sen, ministers, officials donate salaries in virus fight

    Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior government officials have decided to donate their salaries to the National Committee for Combating Covid-19 in support of the ongoing battle against the coronavirus. Hun Sen announced in an April 1 letter that because the Covid-19 situation in Cambodia