Kampot provincial police have sent a construction worker to court after he stabbed a co-worker to death on Saturday night.
Provincial police chief Mao Chanmathurith said on Monday that seven workers were initially arrested a day after the incident, which took place at a drinking party in Bokor National Park in Kampot province’s Teuk Chhou district in Boeung Touk commune.
“They had an argument and he stabbed the victim to death. They were at a drinking party and he stabbed the victim during an argument. We sent the suspect to court in connection with the case,” he said.
He identified the victim as Thy Sothea, 31, but did not name the accused.
Chanmathurith said the others who were arrested over the incident were freed after the suspect confessed he alone was responsible. The victim died on the way to the hospital.
“We detained seven people for questioning and learned that only the suspect was involved. The suspect also confirmed that he was responsible for stabbing Sothea and that nobody else was involved,” Chanmathurith said.
Boeung Touk commune police chief Nguon Mach said the case was a first in the commune.
“We have never had such a case happening in our commune before,” he said.