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Thai man clubbed to death

Thai man clubbed to death

A Thai national was clubbed to death with a wooden stick in Koh Kong province’s Khemarak Pumin town on Tuesday.

A suspect was arrested immediately and charges filed at the provincial court yesterday evening following an interrogation, said Koh Kong deputy police chief Khem Sanei.

“We sent him [to trial] as fast as we could, although the procedure lasts 48 hours.

He obviously committed the crime. As for a guilty verdict, that depends on the court’s investigation,” Sanei said.

Sathol Duong Virak, the district deputy police chief in charge of the investigation, identified the suspect as Sin Sarat, 33, and the victim as Turatchhai Sovann Champu, 53.

According to Virak, the deceased was visiting his child in Khemarak Pumin the night he was killed.

Allegedly, Champu was eating at a food stall when Sarat attempted to sell him chewing gum, which he refused.

Following a brief altercation, the suspect returned with a stick and ambushed the victim as he went to the bathroom, killing him with blows to the head.

Virak added that the accused suffers from a mental disorder, which was confirmed by medical records.

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