Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Pursat man accused of murdering his wife

Pursat man accused of murdering his wife

Pursat man accused of murdering his wife

A man was arrested on Saturday evening for allegedly murdering his wife in Pursat province’s Bakan district, provincial police said yesterday.

According to the police report, Cheam Sokhom, 49, stands accused of drunkenly hacking his wife in the back of the head with a machete in a fit of jealous rage in Bakan’s Snam Preah commune.

The victim was rushed to the Pursat provincial hospital for treatment, but succumbed to her wounds on Sunday morning.

Sokhom, meanwhile, has been sent to court. “He killed her because he was jealous – she was younger than him,” said Nheam Nhean, the police chief of Bakan district.

“They often argued with each other and sometimes the husband used to beat the wife … but they still lived together.”

Nhean said that police apprehended Sokhom shortly after the alleged assault. The pair’s children will go on to live with a relative of their late mother’s.

“It’s very sad for the children since they were still young and lived with their parents,” said Nhean.

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia-Thailand rail reconnected after 45 years

    A railway reconnecting Cambodia and Thailand was officially inaugurated on Monday following a 45-year hiatus, with the two kingdoms’ prime ministers in attendance at the ceremony. On the occasion, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha travelled together from Thailand’s

  • Thousands attend CNRP-organised pro-democracy vigil in South Korea

    Thousands of supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Saturday gathered in the South Korean city of Gwangju to hold a candlelight demonstration calling for the “liberation” of democracy in Cambodia. Yim Sinorn, a CNRP member in South Korea, said on

  • US Embassy: Chinese trade does not help like the West’s

    The US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Friday said relations between China and Cambodia did not create jobs or help industry when compared to the trade between the Kingdom and the US. “About 87 per cent of trade [with China] are Chinese imports, which do not

  • New airport study set for 2019

    A feasibility study on the construction of a new airport in the Kingdom will be launched later this year, according to a Ministry of Tourism spokesman on Monday. The plan was approved last week in a meeting held by the Ministry of Economy and Finance