Kandal: Khmach Kandal district authority rescued a mentally disabled man from detention in the village of Anlong village, Prek Ta Maek commune, Khsach Kandal district. Kandal province yesterday morning.
The man was named as Cheng Kim Seng, a 49-year-old male Khmer.
It was about 10 years ago that his family were forced to tie up Cheng Kim Seng under a mango tree about 100 meters behind the house, after his mental disability caused him to become violent and endanger the family. The family built him a small house, but it burned down..
The family said the man was shackled after he attacked people in the area, but he was fed by them 3 times a day.
According to local authorities, Cheng Kim Ang, the man’s sister, had previously reported to the commune and village authorities. However, on November 23, 2019, a coalition led by Mrs. Long Navy, the deputy governor of the district arrived.
Members of the Anti-Human Trafficking Department, the District Social Affairs Officer, the commune chief, the village chief, and doctors went to the scene
The man had a haircut, was bathed and given new clothing. A 4m x 4m house has been promised to be built soon, so he will have somewhere to stay. RASMEI