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Soldier stoned to death after party in capital

Soldier stoned to death after party in capital

A MILITARY officer stationed at Preah Vihear temple was stoned to death by six drunken assailants on Sunday night in Russey Keo district, police said. Veng Chork, the police chief of Russey Keo’s Chruoy Changvar commune, said the victim, 32-year-old Pen Rithy, joined a party with three friends in the commune prior to the incident. “When he left the drinking party with his friends, six suspects riding three motorbikes threw many rocks at the victim until he died,” he said. Veng Chork said police were hunting for the suspects.

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