Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Two charged for child's murder, attempted rape

Two charged for child's murder, attempted rape

Two charged for child's murder, attempted rape

Two men charged with murder over the death of an eight-year-old girl in Pursat province were sent to court yesterday and may face life in prison.

Din Sen Ny, 20, and Ty Kosal, 18, were arrested on Friday after police found the girl’s body about three kilometres from her house in Phnom Kravanh district’s Prangil commune, district police chief So Sahong said.

The girl had been missing for two days, he said.

Sahong added that when questioned by district police, the two suspects had admitted having killed the girl, saying they had sought revenge against the girl’s mother after she had argued with them 10 days before.

“They attempted to rape the girl, but she cried out too loudly, so they killed her quickly by slitting her throat,” he said.

“We have finished questioning them, and have sent sufficient proof to accuse them of slitting the girl’s throat to the court today.”

To contact the reporter on this story: Lieng Sarith at [email protected]

MOST VIEWED

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • EU timber deal in firing line

    A committee of more than 20 national and international organisations filed a petition to the EU on October 10 to prevent it from signing a timber trade agreement with Vietnam, noting that the deal would be disastrous to the Kingdom’s forests. The petition claims Vietnamese timber

  • PM: Programme to recover Vietnam War missing back on

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced the resumption of the MIA programme to recover the remains of American service personnel missing after action on Cambodian soil during the Vietnam War. The programme was suspended for more than a year after the US government imposed visa

  • Kim Sok to keep up fight ‘for change’ from Finland

    Kim Sok, wanted by the Kingdom’s authorities for defaming the government, reiterated on Sunday his determination to continue helping to make “a real change” to Cambodian politics after receiving asylum in Finland, even as a government spokesman mocked the political analyst over the development.