Man Detained After Slapping Video Goes Viral

Phnom Penh: A man who was caught on CCTV slapping a woman in Kandal Market has been identified and detained by the Royal Gendarmerie on the afternoon of April 11, 2019.

The suspect, Lor Bop Pheak, a 43-year-old truck driver, is being questioned by the Royal Gendarmerie of Phnom Penh and a case is expected to be filed to the court.

On April 9, 2019, the violent incident took place at the corner of Street 136 and 15, Phsar Kandal I, Khan Daun Penh. According to the victim, the man in a speeding car almost hit her walking. When she shouted some words at him, the driver got out of the vehicle and slapped the woman.

After the slap, the man drove out of the scene. The video was shared on social media and drew much ire from citizens.

The car involved belongs to a private company, which cooperated with the gendarmerie by bringing the suspect to their attention.

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