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Man held for beating son to death

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Man held for beating son to death

A man is being questioned at Phnom Penh Municipal Court after being arrested for allegedly beating his son leading to his death in Dangkor district’s Pong Teuk commune.

Court spokesman Y Rin told The Post on Sunday that the man was yet to be charged.

“The court has yet to finish questioning him,” he said.

Dangkor district police chief Chim Sitha on Sunday said the man is suspected of killing his three-year-old son, although the Kantha Bopha children's hospital released a report saying the child suffered from a serious lung disorder.

“Before the incident, the child kept crying while his mother was at work. Unable to stop him crying, the man became angry and beat him . . . The hospital released a report saying the child had a serious pulmonary inflammation, EV71,” Sitha said.

She added that the child became seriously ill and was taken to the hospital by his mother last Wednesday but died the following day.

At the funeral, the mother took off the child’s clothes and saw bruises on his body. After questioning her husband, she filed a complaint to authorities.