Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Man charged for killing of his buddy



Man charged for killing of his buddy

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The suspect Uch Channa, 24 was arrested on Sunday. Police

Man charged for killing of his buddy

Siem Reap police plan to charge a man at the provincial court on Wednesday for the August 5 killing his drinking partner in Thnorl Chek village, in Sonikum district’s Kien Sangke commune.

Provincial police crime office chief Duong Sivutha said yesterday that the suspect Uch Channa, 24, killed disabled Chhit Khvan, 56, after a drinking bout at the victim’s house. Both men are unemployed.

According to police investigations, after consuming alcohol, the victim went to bed on the ground floor of his house, while the suspect returned home.

It is believed both men did not have any argument at that time.

Sonikum district police chief Nub Sarak said, however, that on the same day, Channa snuck into Khvan’s house and slit his throat with a cleaver.

After hearing some noise on the ground floor, Khvan’s family members rushed to the scene and found the victim bleeding profusely. Khvan died from his injuries before he could be rushed to the hospital, Sarak said.

After committing the murder, the suspect abandoned the cleaver at the scene before making his way to his uncle’s house in Ochrov district.

Sarak said police are still unable to pinpoint a motive for the murder but suspect it could be an act of revenge. He did not elaborate further.

MOST VIEWED

  • Without shoes or a helmet, a young cyclist steals the show

    Pech Theara gripped the curved handlebars of his rusty old bike, planted his bare feet on its pedals and stormed as fast as he could towards the finish line. The odds were against him as the 13-year-old faced off against kids with nicer bikes at

  • Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway on schedule

    The construction of the more than $1.9 billion Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway has not been delayed despite the Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 26 per cent of the project completed and expected to finish in about two years, according to Ministry of Public Works and Transport secretary of

  • Over 110 garment factories close

    A government official said on November 22 that at least 110 garment factories had closed in the first nine months of the year and left more than 55,000 workers without jobs – but union leaders worry those numbers could be much higher. Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training undersecretary

  • Singapore group seeks $14M in damages from PPSP over ‘breach of contract’

    Singapore-based Asiatic Group (Holdings) Ltd is seeking a minimum of $14.4 million relief from Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX)-listed Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSP) for allegedly breaching a power plant joint venture (JV) agreement. Asiatic Group’s wholly-owned Colben System Pte Ltd and 95 per

  • PM vows to protect Hun family

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed to continue his fight against opposition politicians who he said intend to smash the Hun family. Without naming the politicians but apparently referring to former leaders of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Hun Sen said there

  • Cambodia lauded for fight against Covid-19

    Cambodia has drawn global accolades for its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a new report finding that the Kingdom has controlled the pandemic better than any other country in Asia. Dr Takeshi Kasai, director of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Western Pacific region,