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Thugs raped, killed wife, man claims

Thugs raped, killed wife, man claims

Officers from Banteay Meanchey’s Cambodian-Thai border relations office are investigating a man’s claim that his wife was viciously gang-raped and murdered in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province, where the couple lived illegally.

Hom Mut, military police chief of Poipet town, said he had accompanied the husband, Pe Sareth, to make the report and said his Thai counterparts were investigating.

“We always tell people not to cross illegally into Thailand to find jobs. It’s risky.”

According to Sareth, his 21-year-old wife was gang-raped by 20 Thai men who broke into the couple’s home while he was at work on January 22.

When Sareth returned, he said, the men killed his wife in front of him before chopping off her arms.

Sareth managed to escape but claimed the men threatened to place drugs in his apartment to frame him if he dared approach Thai police.

Frightened, Sareth made his way back across the border and filed a report with Banteay Meanchey authorities on Tuesday. 

To contact the reporter on this story: Sen David at [email protected]


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