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‘Jealous’ husband dies from heart attack after killing wife in Battambang

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‘Jealous’ husband dies from heart attack after killing wife in Battambang

A 31-year-old man who electrocuted and killed his wife because of “jealously” died a few hours later from a heart attack at Sangke district referral hospital in Battambang province on April 3, police said.

The man and his 30-year-old wife have left behind two young daughters, said deputy provincial police chief in charge of crime Lim Puthila on April 4. The girls live in O’Dambang I commune of the province’s Sangke district.

“The suspect laid out wire [at his home] to electrocute and kill his wife. However, he also died after killing her. The suspect felt unwell and we admitted him to hospital, but he died from a heart attack,” Lim said.

District police chief Sun Sovan said the couple did not get along and the wife filed for divorce with commune authorities. But the husband did not appear to discuss the complaint when summoned by authorities.

According to Sovan, the suspect was arrested shortly after the death of his wife. He confessed to the murder, saying he decided to kill his wife because he was jealous and suspected that his wife had a new man.

“We just asked him some questions and he cried. We saw that he was very saddened and regretted killing his wife, but at that time they had an argument and he was furious with her,” he said, adding that the husband suffered from heart disease, and a few days earlier suffered from two heart problems.

The health forensic officer concluded that the husband died from a heart attack. The provincial Cambodian Red Cross’s committee provided food and 10 million riel ($2,500) to the daughters, he added.

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