Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Suspected chicken thief killed mid-heist in Kampot

Suspected chicken thief killed mid-heist in Kampot

Suspected chicken thief killed mid-heist in Kampot

A suspected chicken thief was found dead next to a chicken coop in Kampot province yesterday morning after he was apparently electrocuted by wires he cut to get inside.

Luon Laly, Chumkiri deputy district police chief, said Ven Knhen, 36, was found in the district’s Svay Anhchit commune.

Laly said police found a small knife, scissors, a hammer and a slingshot on Knhen’s masked body, along with a dead hen stuffed under his shirt.

A bag packed with 38 eggs, six chickens, and numerous chicks was also found in a nearby bush.

“According to the authorities’ conclusion, the victim was a chicken thief and has been wanted by villagers after many chickens and ducks disappeared in this location,” said Laly.

Sok Sakan, central office chief at the provincial police station, said Knhen died of electric shock after trying to cut the wires at night.

The coop’s owner, 23-year-old Sin Phirum, said the wires were layered with plastic and would not have harmed an innocent person.

“I believe the victim was trying to cut the wire to steal my chickens. But, due to karma, he was shocked to death,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia’s image problem

    In opening remarks at a recent event, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luy David said information can be a double-edged sword. He told a European Institute of Asian Studies (EIAS) briefing seminar that the media has unfairly presented

  • PM Hun Sen says dangers averted

    Delivering a campaign speech from his home via Facebook Live on Thursday, caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen said his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) had carried the country through danger in its latest mandate. He was specifically referring to the threat of a “colour revolution”

  • Kingdom's trade deal with EU questioned before poll

    A European Union (EU) mission met with senior government officials at the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday as the 28-member bloc monitors an agreement under which Cambodian goods reach the crucial European market tariff-free. Some 10 commissioners are in the Kingdom as part of a seven-day

  • A new carrier takes off in capital

    Cambodia Airways, the latest passenger airline to enter the Kingdom, launched its first domestic flight on Tuesday. Flight KR801, carrying 145 passengers, left the Phnom Penh International Airport at 9:50am and landed in Siem Reap at 10:35am in an Airbus A319. Cambodia Airways marketing and branding