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‘Love triangle’ official held over road rage incident

Health Centre chief being arrested by police officials for allegedly robbing his girlfriend last week in Kratie province. Photo supplied.
Health Centre chief Sim Chan Veasna being arrested by police officials for allegedly robbing his girlfriend last week in Kratie province. Photo supplied.

‘Love triangle’ official held over road rage incident

A health centre chief in Kratie’s O’Krieng commune was sent to the provincial court yesterday after being arrested on Tuesday for allegedly ramming a car into his purported lover of several years, who was on a motorbike with another man.

Sambor district deputy police chief Noy Sithach said the 22-year-old alleged mistress, Moch Sreyda, filed a complaint against Sim Chan Veasna, 47, who allegedly used a health centre vehicle to run her over, along with her male friend.

“The girl and her friend left her home for about 5 kilometres,” Sithach said. “Along the way, they met [Veasna]. He saw [them] and [ran] over them, leaving the two injured.”

Veasna then allegedly got out of the vehicle, took a bracelet off Sreyda’s hand, punched her male friend twice, grabbed Sreyda by her hand and drove her home.

Hourt Lim Heang, serious crimes bureau chief at the provincial police department, said Veasna hadn’t been charged as of yesterday afternoon, but he faced preliminary charges for robbery and illegal gun possession.

Sithach acknowledged no guns had been found during his investigation, but said witnesses claimed to have seen two.

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