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Woman held for killing husband over jealousy

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Woman held for killing husband over jealousy

A woman was arrested on Monday after slashing her husband to death with a cleaver in a jealous rage. She will be sent to the Stung Treng Provincial Court on Wednesday.

The incident happened at Kamphun commune, Sesan district, in Stung Treng.

Stung Treng provincial police Bureau of Serious Crimes director Ot Sivatha on Tuesday named the suspect as Huot Sokleng, 36. The victim is Mul Chan, 33.

“My officers just finished questioning her and building the report on the suspect. She will be produced in court on Wednesday,” he said.

Sivatha said the suspect told police Chan was having an affair. On the night of the incident, he had brought the girl to the house. When she arrived home she saw her husband was hugging the woman.

“As she saw them, she took a cleaver from the table to stab the woman. Her husband tried to stop her and sustained injuries to his right thigh, right knee and left hand,” Sivatha said.

The victim’s family took him to the Stung Treng referral hospital 30km away, but his condition was too serious and he died upon arrival.

“The injuries were not in vital places, but the loss of blood was excessive,” Sivatha said.

Kamphun commune police chief Khun Chanlet said on Tuesday that when police went to the scene, the woman who was allegedly having an affair with the victim had fled.

“It happened because the wife was very angry,” Chanlet said.

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