Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police probe discovery of burnt man in Kampong Speu forest

Police probe discovery of burnt man in Kampong Speu forest

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
A man was found dead in the forest of Thmey village in Phnom Sruoch district’s Chambak commune. Police

Police probe discovery of burnt man in Kampong Speu forest

Kampong Speu provincial criminal police are searching for suspects involved in the murder of a man in the forest of Thmey village in Phnom Sruoch district’s Chambak commune. Villagers found the burning body on February 28.

Provincial deputy police chief in charge of crime Sam Sak told The Post that authorities were investigating the case to identity the victim and perpetrators.

He said an autopsy revealed that the victim had been tortured before being burned.

“Until now, authorities haven’t been able to identify the body. We are also searching for who did this and how many people were involved,” he said.

Citing initial results of the autopsy, Sak said the victim was about 25 years old, had long hair, and had been severely burned. He said the victim had been wrapped in a white and blue nylon mat.

Phok Sambath, head of the provincial police’s autopsy bureau, said the body had gems in the upper right-teeth, wore a white shirt with a red T-shirt inside. Apart from the burns, there were eight stab wounds to the chest and extensive bruising to the head.

District police chief Say Bunthon said the victim’s body was found by villagers at around 1pm on February 28 while it was still burning.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Education’ a priority traffic-law penalty

    A top National Police official on June 21 neither rejected nor confirmed the authenticity of a leaked audio message, which has gone viral on social media, on a waiver of fines for a number of road traffic-related offences. General Him Yan, deputy National Police chief in

  • Siem Reap’s $18M zoo said to educate public, help wildlife

    Angkor Wildlife and Aquarium Co Ltd has invested $18 million in a zoo in Siem Reap province, which will be opened in October to educate and promote animal conservation as well as attract national and international tourists. Currently, the Angkor Wildlife and Aquarium is building the

  • Volunteer scheme to foster ‘virtuous’ humanitarian spirit

    A senior education official said volunteer work contributes to solidarity and promotes a virtuous humanitarian spirit among the youth and communities. Serei Chumneas, undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, made the comment during the opening of a training programme called “

  • Chinese firms unveil preliminary results on metro, monorail for capital

    Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol and representatives from China Road and Bridge Corp (CRBC) and its parent company, the state-owned China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC), met on June 24 for talks on results of the firms’ preliminary study on a potential metro

  • Nestle’s debut may spur dairy market

    Leading confectionery manufacturer Nestle plans to invest in Cambodia by setting up an operation in the near future, a move majorly hailed by local dairy farmers as a means of boosting the fresh milk market in the Kingdom. During a visit by a delegation led

  • ACLEDA, WU to enable global money transfers

    Cambodia's largest commercial bank by total assets ACLEDA Bank Plc and global money transfer firm Western Union (WU) have partnered to offer customers cross-border money transfers to 200 countries via “ACLEDA mobile” app. In Channy, president and group managing director of ACLEDA, said the June 22 agreement