Police on May 6 sent a construction worker to court for killing his wife after a bitter family quarrel in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar district, leaving behind two daughters.
Commune chief Preap Mony said the incident happened on May 4 at a construction site in the Phnom Penh Park gated residential community on National Road 6 in Prek Leap commune’s Khtor village.
“We do not know yet what charges would be levelled against him because it is beyond the jurisdiction of our police,” he said.
A spokesman for the Phnom Penh municipal court could not be reached for comment on May 6.
Citing a preliminary report, Mony said the couple, aged 35 and 37, often argued for long periods of time.
“On the day of the incident, the wife was so angry that she yelled at her husband. He could not bear it and hacked her to death. The wife always scolded her husband because he never helped her with her grocery business and only kept playing with his phone.”