Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - One arrested in Tbong Khmum beheading

One arrested in Tbong Khmum beheading

One arrested in Tbong Khmum beheading

In a joint effort, police in Tbong Khmum and Mondulkiri provinces arrested one of three men who allegedly decapitated a man with whom they had a dispute in front of his young daughter.

Sao Saroeun, a 37-year-old farmer, got into a feud with a neighbour earlier that day when he broke a plate and threw rice in his house while all four men were drinking, said Loeung Rotha, police chief of Tbong Khmum’s O’reang-ou district, where the murder occurred.

That night, he was attacked by three men bearing scythes as he walked his 9-year-old daughter to her grandmother’s house, Rotha said. “It is terrible and has never happened before in this region,” Rotha said. “It is a spite-driven case ... revenge.”

MOST VIEWED

  • Kingdom may hire Turkish power ship

    Cambodia is considering negotiating with Turkey to hire a 200MW-capacity power ship to meet electricity demands as the country faces an ongoing electrical shortage, according to the prime minister. Speaking to garment workers in Pursat province on Wednesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Electricite du

  • ‘Kingdom lacks up to 400MW in available electricity’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the general public, hoteliers and businesspeople with generators to use them as back-up as the Electricity Authority of Cambodia cannot generate enough electricity to meet needs due to low water levels in power station reservoirs. On Saturday evening

  • EDC tackles power shortfall

    Electrcite Du Cambodge (EDC) on Monday issued a statement updating the public on its efforts to tackle insufficient electricity supplies during the ongoing dry season. Reductions in electricity prices have resulted in a steady increase in consumers in the Kingdom, while local and international investors

  • African swine fever spreads to VN-Cambodia border

    African swine fever has spread to parts of Vietnam that border Cambodia’s Ratanakkiri and Kratie provinces, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries official said on Friday. Tan Phannara, the General Directorate of Animal Health and Production director-general, told a Phnom Penh workshop that