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Siem Reap policeman is stabbed to death by wife

Siem Reap policeman is stabbed to death by wife

A police officer from Kok Chork commune in Siem Reap province was stabbed to death by his wife during a heated quarrel in the early hours of Wednesday.

Hem Vannaro, 27, was stabbed nine times on his face and back about 200 metres from their home in the city’s Slor Kram commune, according to the National Police’s website.

The couple was returning from the Kantha Bopha hospital with their daughter, who was seriously ill. On their way home, the husband became furious when his wife, who police declined to name, said he was always indifferent to the family, police said.

He attempted to stab her with a knife but failed. Fearful that the husband would continue the assault, she stabbed him multiple times before fleeing.

Siem Reap city deputy police chief said the suspect was arrested the same day. “The suspect was the victim’s wife and they had been arguing for a week,” he said.

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