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Drunk Pursat man kills wife over cigarette money

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A 70-year-old Pursat man was arrested after he stabbed his wife to death. Photo supplied

Drunk Pursat man kills wife over cigarette money

A 70-year-old Pursat man was arrested after he stabbed his wife to death in a domestic violence dispute on Monday.

Pursat town police chief Yim Sanghay said the man, Vat Saruon, was arrested on murder charges after his wife bled to death in O’ Thkov Village, Roleab commune, in Pursat town and province.

Sanghay said Saruon is being questioned and might have mental problems. His wife was Saing Hun, 60.

Saruon allegedly was drunk and asked his wife for 5,000 riel to buy cigarettes. His wife refused to give him the money so he took out a knife and stabbed her above the knee.

Saroun did not flee after the incident. The victim’s death was confirmed by Roleab commune police chief Un Ho to be the result of blood loss from a ruptured vein and lack of medical treatment. Her body was taken by relatives for the funeral.

Ho said the family argued daily so neighbours didn’t think much of it until after the stabbing when they reported it to police.

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