A man was arrested on Monday in Kampong Thom province’s Sandan district after allegedly beating his wife and 2-year-old daughter to death in a drunken rage, police said.
Deputy district police chief Noun Kumnith said that suspect Kun Ky, 48, was slated to be sent to provincial court to be charged with murder today.
According to Kumnith, Ky came home drunk on Sunday night and demanded his wife, Thong Mech, 35, cook for him.
When she refused and confronted him about his drinking, he allegedly flew into a rage, with his daughter, Thy Menea, accidentally caught in the melee.
“He took a stick to beat the wife and daughter repeatedly, and they fell to the ground, but he did not know they were dead because it was at nighttime,” Kumnith said.
Chea Peun, Kompong Thom chief of penal police, confirmed that Ky was scheduled to be sent to court today, adding he had “confessed to the killing of the two people”.