A Tbong Khmum Military Police officer shot and killed his mistress on July 9 in front of Go Club KTV in Ponhea Kraek district’s Kraek commune. He then crashed his car into a truck during his getaway.
The victim was identified as Heng Soheab, 20, and the police officer as Moul Tith Uddom, 31, the provincial criminal division chief.
Soheab was shot through the left side of her rib cage and pronounced dead at Kampong Cham Referral Hospital, said provincial police chief Pen Rath.
Rath said Tith Uddom is being treated in hospital. “The suspect is receiving intensive treatment at Calmette hospital. He is in very critical condition,” he said.
According to investigators, Tith Uddom’s family said Soheab was his mistress. Rath said Soheab lived in Kraek commune but her occupation was unknown.
He said at 8pm on July 9, Tith Uddom parked his car in front of Go Club KTV, which was closed at the time.
Rath said Soheab stood next to Tith Uddom’s car, but he did not open the door for her. While they were talking, a gunshot was allegedly heard and Soheab fell to the ground.
Tith Uddom then made a quick getaway and crashed into a truck coming from the opposite direction, Rath said.
He sustained serious injuries and people nearby called an ambulance which took him to the Kampong Cham Referral Hospital.
His family transferred him to Calmette hospital the same night to receive better care for his injuries.
Investigators said Tith Uddom is the only suspect and no one else was involved in the crime. He is being guarded at the hospital said Rath.