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Wife freed after acid attack on husband

Wife freed after acid attack on husband

A woman in Kampong Speu province who was arrested on Saturday for attacking her husband with diluted acid was released yesterday at the request of her alleged victim, according to police.

Sam Sak, the Kampong Speu judicial police chief, said 52-year-old In Sophal was arrested after throwing diluted battery acid at her husband, 53-year-old Pech Chantha. The acid made contact with one of his eyes but was allegedly too weak to affect it.

According to Sak, Sophal was jealous that her husband was allegedly seeing another woman, and used the acid to threaten him to be faithful.

But after two days in police custody, Sophal was released yesterday, Sak said. Chantha did not press charges against his wife and had asked police to release her.

Last month, a 20-year-old woman became the first acid-attack fatality in Cambodia since 2012.

Meas Vanny was walking to work in Por Sen Chey district on March 6 when she was doused with strong acid, allegedly by a woman who believed she was having an affair with her husband.

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