Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Ferry port shareholder kills himself

Ferry port shareholder kills himself

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Arey Ksat ferry port. Pha Lina

Ferry port shareholder kills himself

Vann Ramon, the deputy director of the immigration department and shareholder of Arey Ksat ferry port committed suicide, Lvea Em deputy district police chief in Kandal province, Phorn Sreng said.

He concluded this following a post-mortem examination of the body and a visit to the crime scene by experts.

They found a bullet, a shell of a K59 pistol and a weapon document which confirmed that it belonged to the deceased, as well as three magazines loaded with 17 bullets in total during the investigation, Sreng said.

“The victim was found lying on a small bed with one leg on the armchair and shoes were properly worn. There were traces of a gunshot at the right temple, indicating the bullet went through the left ear, and the experts concluded that the victim committed suicide,” he said.

Unable to comment on the motive for the suicide, Sreng said the investigation team is still collecting information from Ramon’s family.

“Family members and relatives did not provide any detailed information to the authorities, saying only that, ‘the deceased had an illness and some family issues’.”

The police report said the crime took place at 5:15pm on Tuesday. The body was first discovered by Veng Darith, the port manager, who had entered the house to collect petrol. He called the police upon seeing Ramon’s body.

MOST VIEWED

  • Phnom Penh authorities ban march for Human Rights Day

    Phnom Penh authorities have banned a planned march as local NGOs and workers’ unions gear up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Monday, with a youth group leader saying they would march nonetheless. The UN

  • Government deports 235 Chinese scammers

    THE Immigration Department of the Ministry of Interior on Thursday deported 235 Chinese nationals, 35 of whom were female, via the Phnom Penh International Airport for their part in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) online money extortion scam. The deportees were arrested on November 26 over the

  • Phnom Penh’s Jet’s Container Night Market shuts down

    The famous Jet’s Container Night Market in central Phnom Penh has shut down due to the high cost of the land rental, company representatives claim. Jet’s Container Night Market is the largest such market in Phnom Penh. It operated for just over two

  • Hun Sen rejects ‘rift’ rumours spread by ‘stupid gangsters’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday denied a “rift” among top leaders of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), and rejected claims that Senate president Say Chhum and Interior Minister Sar Kheng were set to be removed from their positions as rumours spread by “gangsters”.