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Police officer commits suicide in department

Police officer commits suicide in department

A 30-year-old municipal police officer shot and killed himself in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district police station yesterday. Born Sam Arth, police chief for Dangkor district said the shooting took place within the station at midday. “It is not murder. He killed himself with a shot to the forehead,” Born Sam Arth said. He added that another officer heard the shot and found the officer, identified as Hun Sam Oeun who resided in Kandal province. The officer allegedly suffered from an unknown illness and shot himself with his own gun, after working in Dangkor district for the past three years.

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