UPDATE: Two Arrests After ‘Sorcerer’s’ Murder

Pursat: Two suspects, including one woman, were arrested on suspicion of murdering a man with an ax who they accused of sorcery.

According to authorities who conducted the murder investigation, the incident took place at 8 pm June 10, 2020, in Ponlork village, Chum Tum commune, Krakor district, Pursat province.

The arrested suspects were Nhim Thim, a 36-year-old Cambodian national and Pat Ly, a 43-year-old Cambodian national.

The two suspects used an ax to kill the victim, 49-year-old Prak Bonn, from the same village, and then buried him in an old charcoal pit, after accusing the victim of using the dark path of witchcraft.

Villagers were alerted to the body after noticing a foul smell nearby. CEN

UPDATE: The arrested pair were the victim’s brothe-in-law and wife. Five other suspects are being hunted.

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