Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Suspect’s sister was to marry murder victim

Suspect’s sister was to marry murder victim

Suspect’s sister was to marry murder victim

Two men were arrested yesterday and charged with murdering a 41-year-old man just three weeks before he was to marry the younger sister of one of the suspects in Battambang province’s O’Char commune, authorities said.

Battambang deputy police chief Colonel Cheth Vanny said Teang Sophath, also known as Kuoy, and Reth Saroath were brothers-in-law.

They were charged by the provincial court with murdering Hourn Hun in Battambang town’s Ang village on February 3.

“They prepared a plot to kill him while he was staying alone in his farm. They killed him with a pocket knife,” Cheth Vanny said, adding they had wrapped the body in plastic sheets and left it in a nearby pond.

Villagers found Hourn Hun’s body the next morning.  

According to the police investigation and the confessions of the suspects, both aged 32, the victim’s family and the two accused men disliked each other, Cheth Vanny said.

The suspects had opposed Hourn Hun marrying the younger sister of one of the men.

The wedding had been set for February 23.

MOST VIEWED

  • Kem Sokha’s daughters slam ‘liar’ Sam Rainsy over ‘smears’

    The daughters of former opposition leader Kem Sokha hit out at Sam Rainsy on Tuesday, accusing the newly nominated “acting president” of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) of leading a “smear campaign” against their father and “repeatedly lying to the public”. The Supreme Court-dissolved

  • US Embassy urges reconciliation

    The US has urged Cambodia to restore the independence of the media, drop charges against Kem Sokha and other political prisoners, and end the prohibition of political activity by opposition parties. However, senior government officials see the request, issued by US embassy spokesman Arend C

  • Government deports 235 Chinese scammers

    THE Immigration Department of the Ministry of Interior on Thursday deported 235 Chinese nationals, 35 of whom were female, via the Phnom Penh International Airport for their part in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) online money extortion scam. The deportees were arrested on November 26 over the

  • ‘Tolerant’ PM calls for ‘unity’

    In his message on celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation, known by its French acronym FUNSK, Prime Minister Hun Sen said for the sake of unity in the Kingdom, he is “tolerant” to those who “acknowledged their mistakes”, and