Police said a Chinese woman was sent to court on Tuesday for crashing her car into two men on a motorbike whom she claimed had snatched her mobile phone.
One of the men died on the spot, while the other was severely injured in the incident which happened in the capital’s Tuol Tompoung commune.
“At first, the woman and her female passenger were the victims. However, after the suspect died, the driver of the car was sent to the court, while the other was allowed to go home as she was not the one who controlled the vehicle,” said a policeman from Chamkarmon district who declined to be named.
He said the case was sent to the judiciary to determine if the killing was intentional or otherwise.
“We [the police] cannot decide this. However, the two women told us that they were only chasing the suspects to get the phone back.”
According to the Koh Santepheab daily, a translator assisting the women said at the time of the incident, they were driving home to Sen Sok district from a restaurant.
When they reached the corner of street 123 and 456, they stopped to open a window and talk on the phone because of poor service.
Suddenly, two men on a motorbike came up and grabbed the mobile phone. The woman said her phone was worth $2,000, and all they had wanted to do was get it back.