A 38-year-old scavenger will appear at Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday for stabbing a man to death, Por Sen Chey district police said on Monday.
An argument on Saturday after the suspect had been drinking led to the killing of the 23-year-old Prey Veng province native in Por Sen Chey district’s Chaom Chao II commune in the capital.
“Police had questioned the suspect who lived in Por Sen Chey district after his arrest on Saturday,” Por Sen Chey district police chief Yim Saran said on Monday.
Relating the incident, Saran said the victim and three friends were pushing two motorcycles after running out of petrol when they walked past the suspect and a group of other men drinking beer who began insulting them.
Incensed, the victim threw a branch at the group. The suspect pulling out a knife and stabbed the younger man in the chest, killing him instantly.
A post-mortem found a deep stab wound to the left side of the victim’s chest.
“Four people were initially detained over the killing. However, I concluded after questioning that only the suspect stabbed the victim,” Saran said.