The Svay Rieng provincial serious crime office will send a man to the provincial court on Tuesday after he was detained for allegedly killing his brother on Sunday at Donsa commune’s Prey Roka village in Svay Chrum district.
Provincial serious crime office chief Kim Lai named the suspect as Ly Sarath, 31, who resided in the same location as the victim, Ly Saroeung, 27.
“The suspect will be sent to provincial court tomorrow, according to legal procedures,” he said.
Svay Chrum district police chief Pin An said according to a relative, Saroeung worked in Phnom Penh and was visiting.
He had planned to return to Phnom Penh on the evening of the incident.
The relative added that Saroeung had asked his mother for 20,000 riel ($5), when the suspect accused him of only taking money from their mother and never giving any money back.
Afterwards, the two had a verbal dispute and the suspect grabbed a long sickle and swiped the victim across the neck. He died on the spot.
He said Sarath tried to escape after attacking Saroeung, but commune police found and arrested him, after which he was sent to Svay Rieng provincial police station on Monday.