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Murder not ‘act of evil’, police say

Murder not ‘act of evil’, police say

Police said yesterday they have made an arrest in the grisly murder of a woman whose body was found last week in Kampot’s Thnaot village, but dismissed stories suggesting she had been relieved of a number of vital organs.

The arrest – of one of the woman’s relatives – was made in co-operation with the Ministry of Interior’s criminal department, police said.

“The suspect is being held for further inquiry,” In Chiva, deputy chief of the provincial police, told the Post.

Sao Ly, 40, was reported missing for four days before the villagers found her mutilated body abandoned in a rice filed on July 10. She was brutally stabbed in the abdomen.

However, contrary to villagers’ reports, the autopsy revealted that no organs were missing.

“It is a murder case, not an ‘act of evil’ targeting human kidneys, as rumour has it,” Chiva said.

The villagers believe the killer collects peoples’ entrails and that the incident might repeat itself.

To contact the reporter on this story: Lieng Sarith at [email protected]com

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