Mentally Disabled Man Found Tied Up For 10 Years

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

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