Ang Snuol district police in Kandal province arrested a man on Tuesday for allegedly murdering his wife with a cleaver inside a rented room in Ang Porpeay village.
Mean Samnang, Ang Snuol district police chief, identified the suspect as Norn Nat, 33, and the victim as Chhit Mach, 36, a garment worker.
After slashing his wife to death on Monday, the police chief said, Nat fled to Kompong Speu province, where he was arrested.
Samnang said the victim and her husband often had heated arguments. On Monday, neighbours became suspicious when they called the victim and received no response.