A 31-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Saturday night in connection with the rape and murder of a female security guard in Russey Keo district.
The body of the security guard, Yim Srey Mon, was found naked, bound and gagged about 300 metres from a sewer in Toul Sangke commune on Thursday night by Russey Keo district police.
Phan Sahuth, deputy police chief of Russey Keo district, said the arrested man had not yet been charged, but that he had confessed to raping and murdering the woman near the Meng Ta garment factory, where she worked.
He said that the suspect, after leaving a party where he had been drinking with friends, chased after Yim Srey Mon while she was on her way home.
“It was a very brutal killing, and we worked very hard, investigating day and night, to hunt down the suspect in this killing,” he said.
He said the suspect was being held at the police station and was set to appear in court today.
“The man is now being held temporarily at our police station and will be sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday [today],” he said.