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Woman assaulted, beaten to death

Woman assaulted, beaten to death

A woman was beaten to death in Banteay Meanchey province on Monday after allegedly being assaulted by a group of men who had demanded sex from her, Serei Sophorn district authorities said.

Seng Srey Leak, 28, was found dead on Monday evening after drinking with friends in Preah Ponlea commune, Serei Sophorn town acting military police chief Sin Rasy said yesterday.

He added that two groups of men had allegedly approached the group of women and tried to solicit sex from them, but when the victim refused and tried to run away, three of the suspects chased and assaulted her.

Sin Rasy added that a friend of the victim had later found her and brought her to the provincial hospital where she died.

“We will work with other officials to research the case closely, because the victim died tragically from violence,” he said.   

Chan Kosal, Banteay Meachey provincial deputy police chief, said yesterday that an autopsy undertaken by the hospital had confirmed that an attack had taken place.

“According to witnesses, the offenders were identified as three gangsters,” he said.