A man suspected of stabbing his father to death was arrested in Sihanoukville on Tuesday and returned to Siem Reap province the next day after he fled following the Friday killing.
Sihanoukville Provincial Police Chief General Chuon Narin told The Post that his department worked with police officers from the crime branch in Siem Reap to trace the suspect.
Narin said: “The arrest followed a Siem Reap court order. As such, I returned the suspect to Siem Reap police.”
Em Tolo, the Srok Svay district chief crime officer in Siem Reap province, said that on Friday, the suspect, Bok Phan, 17, asked for money from his 59-year-old father for passport fees to work in Thailand, but got scolded instead.
Tolo said the suspect left the house and returned in the evening, drunk. An argument ensued between father and son, and Phan grabbed a knife, stabbing his father in the chest.
He hid the knife under a pile of wood in front of the house before fleeing.
Suon Lang, 57, the wife of the victim, saw that her husband was still breathing after the attack. She asked her grandson to call neighbours for help. When the villagers arrived, the husband was already dead.