Security Guard Shot Dead In Kampot Land Dispute

Kampot: One security guard was killed and another was injured when people used homemade firearms in the area of a ‚Äč‚Äčland dispute between local people and So Nguon Company, in Trapeang Phleang Village, Chhuk District, Kampot Province on the morning of November 18. The perpetrators escaped.

Major General Mao Chanthurith, Kampot Provincial Police Commissioner, told Rasmei Kampuchea that this case occurred between So Nguon Company and people who have land issues, after the company accused them of encroaching on the company’s land.

The people also accuse the company of encroaching on their land.

The company hired security guards to guard the land. On November 18, security guards on a motorcycle patrolling the area were shot at by people with gas guns. One security guard was injured and another died.

“By the time forces from the provinces and districts arrived at the scene, the perpetrators had all escaped,” the police source said. “But we (have) fully identified (them-*picture of one below) and we’ve taken two guns for processing. “

According to the report, the first victim, 27-year-old Nuon Pheaktra, a native of Svay Rieng province, was injured under the armpit and died at the scene, and the second victim, 31-year-old Phonda, was born in Sampov Meas district, Pursat province. He was sent to Phnom Penh Hospital for treatment.. RASMEI / PPR

UPDATE: TWO ARRESTED

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