Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Woman accused of murdering husband

Woman accused of murdering husband

Woman accused of murdering husband

A woman was arrested in Mondulkiri’s Sen Monorom town after allegedly stabbing her common law husband, a local official, to death in a jealous rage on Wednesday, police said.

Sen Monorom town police chief Pril Raman said that suspect Meas Chantra, 26, initially told police that she tried to kill herself, then accidentally stabbed her husband, Touch Chanheng, in the stomach when he tried to wrest the knife away from her, but later admitted to killing him.

Chantra – who was Chanheng’s second wife – told police that the stabbing happened during a drunken jealously fuelled argument with Chanheng.

The victim died a few minutes after arriving at Sen Monorom Hospital. Chanheng was in charge of controlling identification cards in Sen Monorom town. He leaves behind three sons.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Dire consequences’ from sanctions, warns AmCham

    American businesspeople in Cambodia have warned that any sanction against the Kingdom would have “dire consequences” that could push Cambodia even further into the arms of China. In a letter to US senators and representatives dated Monday, the American Chamber of Commerce Cambodia (AmCham) said

  • CPP: ‘Behave or Sokha suffers’

    The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) spokesman warned Kem Monovithya on Thursday that her attempt to damage “national reputation and prestige” would lead to her father, Kem Sokha, receiving even harsher punishment. Sok Eysan issued the warning as Monovithya, who is the court dissolved

  • Protests planned in New York as Hun Sen to attend the UN

    Prime Minister Hun Sen will speak at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. But US-based supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) plan to throw eggs at his car as part of a series of protests to coincide

  • Preah Sihanouk beach developments halted

    After receiving an order from Hun Sen, Minister of Land Management Chea Sophara led a team of experts and relevant officials to Sihanoukville to call a halt to the illegal development of a beach. The prime minister ordered the Prek Treng beach in Otres commune