Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Throat-slash victim’s body found in SR



Throat-slash victim’s body found in SR

Throat-slash victim’s body found in SR

The body of a man with a slashed throat was found 5 kilometres outside Siem Reap town in the early hours of yesterday morning, with police suggesting the motive for his killing was not robbery.

According to Siem Reap police chief Tith Narong, patrolling officers found the body in an area of vacant land in Prey Khuy village, located in Prasat Bakong district’s Ampil commune,
at about 5am.

“At the scene, officers found a phone without a SIM card and [the victim’s] motorcycle. He hadn’t lost any of his belongings, so we think it is [an intentional] murder,” he said.

The victim was identified as Keo Ratanack, 29, originally from Phnom Penh but living in Siem Reap district’s Kokchak commune at the time of his death.

Narong said initial investigations suggested the man was killed sometime between 1am and 3am yesterday, and that an edged weapon was used in the killing.

Police are appealing for witnesses and have said they want to speak to a man who was known to have been a recent sexual partner of the victim.

MOST VIEWED

  • Seven positive for Covid-19, Hun Sen confirms local transmission

    Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that there has been local community transmission of Covid-19. However, he urged the people not to panic even though the Ministry of Health announced the discovery of seven new cases on Sunday. Among the victims are Chhem Savuth, the director-general

  • Cambodia at ‘most critical moment’, Hun Sen warns

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said the first community transmission of Covid-19 in Cambodia has led the country to the “most critical moment” that warranted urgent, large-scale operations to contain the pandemic. Hun Sen, who confirmed the first local transmission on November 28, said the source of

  • PM confirms community transmission, calls for unity

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the public to stay calm, unite and follow the Ministry of Health guidelines after the wife of a senior official tested positive for Covid-19 in the Kingdom’s first case of community transmission. The case has drawn criticism

  • Over 110 garment factories close

    A government official said on November 22 that at least 110 garment factories had closed in the first nine months of the year and left more than 55,000 workers without jobs – but union leaders worry those numbers could be much higher. Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training undersecretary

  • Singapore group seeks $14M in damages from PPSP over ‘breach of contract’

    Singapore-based Asiatic Group (Holdings) Ltd is seeking a minimum of $14.4 million relief from Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX)-listed Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSP) for allegedly breaching a power plant joint venture (JV) agreement. Asiatic Group’s wholly-owned Colben System Pte Ltd and 95 per

  • PM vows to protect Hun family

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed to continue his fight against opposition politicians who he said intend to smash the Hun family. Without naming the politicians but apparently referring to former leaders of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Hun Sen said there