Murder or Not in Preah Sihanouk?

Sihanoukville: There is a strange story which keeps changing in Preah Sihanouk after a man’s body was found in water on May 31st.

Police Major General Chuon Narin said the afternoon of June 4, 2019 that police are working and, despite earlier reports and arrests it is not a murder case. “I’m doing this thing…… it’s not a murder case, it’s complicated, I’m doing it… (to the) procedures” he said.

However, a total of 5 people involved in the case, including a senior Ream District police officer and local village security, have been taken into custody for questioning and are reported to have withheld evidence from police.

The incident occurred on the night of May 30, 2019, and on May 31, the body was found. The police started searching until several people were arrested.

A recent report from Prey Nup district, said the body had been dumped in the water.

The same source tells of a conflict between the victim, who was a landlord and land seller and the buyer. A wooden stick was also found near the body.

An earlier report suggested that $10,000 was placed on the victim’s head to make him disappear.

The case is still ‘complicated’ and police are so far not commenting further.

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