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Man accused of murdering grandfather

Man accused of murdering grandfather

In an apparent case of family enmity gone horribly wrong, police say a 22-year-old man in Prey Veng province murdered his own grandfather.

Sim Borey was arrested yesterday and charged with intentional murder after police found the body of his grandfather, 67-year-old local primary school director Sen Saraem, in a pond near the family’s home in Peam Montear commune.

Major Um Chamroeun, chief of the Kampong Trabek district police, said Borey had been arrested after investigators found his slippers at the scene of the crime.

Chamroeun said the deadly dispute occurred on Saturday, after Borey’s grandfather threw a urinal pot at his father’s head and refused to let him borrow a motorbike. He was furious, Chamroeun said.

“He used a big stick, and hit the victim on the nape of the neck and head. After beating and killing him, he took 120,000 riel [$30] from him, and brought him to throw and hide in a pond beside the victim’s house.  

Keo Piseth, an officer at the Peam Montea commune police post, said the victim’s body was found by his children about dawn on Sunday.

“He had disappeared from his house on Saturday morning. His wife and children searched for him everywhere from morning until evening in the village and commune, but he was not found.”

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