Preah Vihear: Police said that on October 8, 2018, a district police chief received a complaint from Pao Dai, a 62- farmer. He claimed a 25-year-old man had attempted to murder him on 7 October 2018, the Sambo Prey commune.
After receiving the complaint, the police opened an investigation and summoned the suspect to question. The man admitted to taking a gun (which looks like an 18th century musket) to ambush the victim, but did not carry out the plan.
The reason why he wished to kill the victim was that he believed the old man was a sorcerer and practiced black magic.
The suspects was detained and sent to the Preah Vihear Provincial Police Office.
The gun was later discovered hidden in a pond near the suspects house on October 10, 2018.