Russey Keo district police detained five suspects on Sunday night in connection with a murder in Lor Kambor village, Phnom Penh.
District police chief Kol Yi identified the five suspects as Kim Huon, 30; Chev Dara, 34; Khan Sokhon, 29; Phorn Tol, 20; and Sri Veasna, 19. The victim was identified as 34-year-old Khon Khim from Kandal province’s Koh Thom district.
“The five suspects were involved in a murder. The police will send them to Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday for further legal procedures,” Yi said.
Svay Pak commune police chief Him Kimsan, told The Post that the incident occurred after an argument erupted between one of the suspects and the victim at a local shop.
Following the exchange, the suspect returned to assault the victim with his weapon wielding friends.
The victim was seriously injured in the assault and his family rushed him to Calmette Hospital where he died the following day.