Shock as 10 Year Old Confesses to Infant Killing

Kampong Chhnang: The disappearance of a 3-year-old boy in Kol Sen Chey village, Kol Sen Chey district, Toek Phos district, Kampong Chhnang province has caused shock in the village.

Immediately, the cops arrested a boy named Bun Sophearith, a 10-year-old resident of the same village and a woman.

The body of a 3-year-old boy, the family was later found dead in the river about a kilometer from the victim’s home.

Provincial deputy provincial police chief Kem Vibol said that Rin Sarong, a 3-year-old boy, was the son of Som Saroeun, 22, and his mother, Neeun Sopin, 21, whose family had been resettled in the village.

The source said that at the time of the incident, at about 8 am on 9 January, witnesses saw a young boy, Bun Sothearith, carrying the 3 year-old boy to the north of his house, and after that the boy disappeared.

He said that after careful research, there were witnesses who saw the boy leading the boy to the river, about 1 km north of his home, and those who saw the incident. The suspect also told two other children not to visit the water.

The dead infant was discovered 1 km north of the victim’s home, at 1:30 pm.

After examining a police officer’s body record, the victim concluded that the victim suffered a bruised back, with a scar on his face and neck.

Police arrested the 10 year old and his grandmother, and at 10 pm after inquiries, Bun Sophearith confessed to killing a 3-year-old boy.

He was drowned in the river, because the baby’s mother threatened to beat him and kill himself in the past. Research into the case continues. https://www.postnews.com.kh/local/403240

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