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Kampong Cham man detained for eating live animals

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The house of a Kampong Cham man is shown after he was arrested for eating animals alive. Photo supplied

Kampong Cham man detained for eating live animals

Local villagers were shocked after a man was caught eating live puppies, frogs and even consumed animal’s blood in Kampong Cham province.

Koh Sotin district deputy police chief Chun Bopha told The Post yesterday that the gory incident occurred over the weekend in the district.

He said the case came to light when a 24-year-old man was caught for killing two dogs and eating their raw meat on Saturday evening.

“On the morning of September 8 [Saturday], he went to cut grass with his neighbours and on the way back, he bought some alcohol to drink at home."

“Then at about 7:30pm, neighbours heard dogs barking loudly from his house and when they went to check, they found the man skinning the dogs alive,” he said.

Villagers then lodged a police report regarding the man’s behaviour and police immediately raided his house.

But they could not locate him as he had left to his mother’s house in Phnom Penh.

Police kept a watch on the man’s house and the next morning villagers spotted him eating salted fish at the entrance of his house.

On Sunday evening police detained him and conducted urine check to see if he was involved in drugs, but there were no traces of substance abuse, according to the police.

Police then questioned the man’s mother and she said her son was innocent and did not have any criminal record.

However, she said since last year, he was suffering from body tremors but did not give further details.