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Triple homicide Police offer reward for info on killer

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Officials inspect the crime scene of the Banteay Meanchey triple murder case. Photo Supplied

Triple homicide Police offer reward for info on killer

Banteay Meanchey provincial police have announced a $2,000 reward for information lead-ing to the capture of a soldier who allegedly shot a family with an AK-47 on the first day of Khmer New Year after they opposed his marriage proposal to their daughter.

Provincial police chief Ath Khem told The Post that the suspect, Ret Ratrey, 26, is a soldier stationed at the military’s Region 5, in Techo Phnom Chat Development area.

Khem said the suspect escaped after firing multiple rounds from an AK-47 in the victims’ house in Malai district, killing three and injuring one in the midst of a ceremony to welcome in the New Year.

“Until now we have not received any tips about the hideout of the suspect . . . We announced a reward of $2,000 and guarantee to keep the identity of the informant a secret,” he confirmed.

He added that according to the victims’ relatives, the alleged murder was revenge driven by anger as the suspect’s proposal to the daughter of the family, Choub Chanda, 22, was opposed by Chanda’s mother, who died in the shooting. Chanda emerged unscathed.

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