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Suspects nabbed: Duo arrested over murder in capital

Suspects nabbed: Duo arrested over murder in capital

Suspects nabbed
Police arrested two suspects on Monday in the brutal murder of a 28-year-old man who was found with his throat slit near a dumpsite in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district last week.

Kampong Cham deputy provincial police commissioner Chim Seng Hong said yesterday that authorities had arrested 24-year-old Suon Sophat in Srei Santhor district on Monday afternoon.

Chim Seng Hong also said that the suspect had confessed to committing the crime with his friend, 25-year-old Tor Pisith.

Shortly thereafter, authorities in Phnom Penh arrested Tor Pisith and confiscated the murder victim’s stolen motorbike, Sok Ly, director of Phnom Penh’s minor crimes police office, told the Post.

Police said the two suspects were friends of the victim and had invited him out drinking last Tuesday, before they subsequently murdered him and stole his motorbike.

The arrests followed a week-long investigation by Phnom Penh authorities, in collaboration with officials from Kampong Cham, Chim Seng Hong said. 

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