Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Youth hunted Cops look for teenager in boy’s death

Youth hunted Cops look for teenager in boy’s death

Youth hunted Cops look for teenager in boy’s death

Police in Koh Kong province are on the lookout for a 15-year-old who allegedly murdered a12-year-old boy in what is believed to be a revenge killing.

Ngeth Sovannara, deputy police chief of Khemarak Phoumin town, said the incident happened in Village 4, Dangtung commune, Khemarak Phoumin town on May 12.

He said police are questioning the parents of the suspect as part of its investigation.

“We have not ascertained what led to the murder, but our preliminary investigations lead us to believe that it’s a case of revenge,” he said. The victim hails from the same village.

Sovannara said: “On Monday, my officers and I went to the suspect’s house to question his parents and gather information.”

He said results of an autopsy indicate the victim was stabbed twice with a knife – in the left abdomen and left side of his chest.

Yung Phanith, a legal expert, said though the accused is only 15, he can be tried under criminal law. “Anyone under 18 convicted of a criminal offence gets half the sentence of an adult,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release