Phnom Penh: A 14-year-old youth who was electrocuted on the street next to Stung Meanchey Pizza company has been named as Suon Mony, who was a model at Pop Model agency.
The boy was fleeing police at the time of the incident, which occurred at 4 pm on October 17, 2018, near Pha Chitpenny Street along Street 271 in Meanchey 1, Meanchey district.
According to the source, a group of police officers came to the scene searching for an alleged thief, when the victim decided to run away from them. Blocked by a locked gate, he tried climbing the electricity pole to get over, dislodging live wires and being electrocuted. He was killed instantly.
After the incident, a police officer inspecting the body of a 14-year-old said he had been using drugs, which is why he ran from the officers.
The body was given over to the family to celebrate the traditional festivals at Wat Ang Mom.
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