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Man who stabbed his sister to death still on the run in Tbong Khmum

Man who stabbed his sister to death still on the run in Tbong Khmum

Serious crimes police at the Tbong Khmum provincial police headquarters are on a manhunt for a suspect who stabbed his sister to death on Monday in Tbong Khmum district’s Ancheum commune before fleeing the scene.

Chok Sokao, the deputy provincial police chief in charge of serious crime, told The Post on Wednesday that the suspect had fatally stabbed his sister and escaped. Police forces are now searching for him, he said.

“Our police forces are doing their best to find the suspect, we have positively identified the offender,” he said.

Ancheum commune police chief Tum Chhunla said on Wednesday that the suspect is 35 years old and identified the victim as his 41-year-old sister, Morn Thy. The two lived together in Ancheum commune, Chhunla said.

He said while the victim was married but had no children, while the suspect had five children. His wife, Chhunla said, had been working in Thailand for a long time.

Chhunla said the suspect’s five children were living with his other siblings because they had difficulty living with an alcoholic father.

Citing the victim’s neighbours, Chhunla said the suspect and the victim were orphans who lived together in the same house.

But the neighbours told the commune police chief that the suspect and his sister were both alcoholics and argued daily.

Chhunla said that at 3pm on Monday, the brother and sister had been drinking beer when another argument broke out.

The suspect then grabbed a knife and stabbed his sister in the chest, killing her almost immediately, he said.

“They were arguing over something trivial. But people say that when the woman got drunk, she became abusive and no one dared to speak to her,” Chhunla said.

After the incident, police officials arrived at the scene and, after examining the body, established that Thy had been fatally stabbed in the chest.


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