UPDATE: District Governor Denies Shooting Cow

But the district governor has denied any involvement. The district inspector claimed that the district governor of Samaki Meanchey, only threw stones the cow and had already agreed to pay 4 million riel ($1000).

Preliminary information said that Mr. Vorn Sipha, the governor of Samaki Meanchey district, shot and killed a cow in front of the district hall because he was angry at cows grazing in the district hall grounds. The incident happened at 3 pm on April 30, 2021.

However, the governor of Samaki Meanchey district immediately denied the above information, stating that the police are investigating, and that he is not involved in this matter.

Regarding the above allegations, Mr. Vorn Sipha, Samaki Meanchey District, told KOHSANTEPHEAP this evening that it is not true, and that some social media and websites are making false allegations.

At the same time, Mr. Seng Chenda, Police Inspector of Samaki Meanchey District, also said that there was indeed a dead cow in front of the district hall, because the district governor threw stones at it, but did not shoot the animal. Now the district governor has already agreed with the cow owner, who will accept compensation of 4 million riels to end the story.

However, the information provided by the district governor and the district inspector Samaki Meanchey say that the stone was thrown, but only the technical police can confirm whether the cow died of stones or bullets. And, if the district governor actually stoned a cow to death, it is a strange thing in our history.  KOHSANTEPHEAP

UPDATE: The story has changed again, and now a P.N42 handgun has been confiscated, along with a rifle. It is now claimed the pistol was the weapon used to accidently kill the cow. (AREY)

UPDATE: Kampong Chhnang: The Governor of Samaki Meanchey District, Kampong Chhnang Province, is reported to have used an AK-47 rifle to shoot a dead cow on the evening of April 30, 2021 at the district hall.

One of the more than 10 cows grazing in the Samaki Meanchey district hall was shot in the head and died on the spot, with locals accusing the district governor of shooting it. Police who went to investigate claimed that the district governor did not intend to shoot the cow, but only fired as a warning, but a bullet ricocheted and the bull died.

Residents around Samaki Meanchey district hall confirmed on May 1, 2021 that at around 3 pm on April 30, 2021, they heard two gunshots from the district hall. The herd of cows grazing then ran away, and a bull was found dead with a head wound.

Separately, the couple who own the cows, husband Khek Koeun, 45 years old, and his wife named Lek Srey, residents of Mean Kalech village, Mean Kork commune, Samaki Meanchey district, described on May 1, 2021. He has13 cows that were not allowed to graze outside the village, but when it was raining, his cows would run home, but because his house was near the district hall, they would go to graze there. They said that on the evening of April 30, 2021, the cows had returned home earlier in the day and were grazing in the district hall as usual. At around 4 pm, villagers told him that one of his cows had been shot dead in the district hall. Immediately after receiving the news, he went to the district hall and saw his cow lying dead.

On the morning of May 1, 2021, Brigadier General Ear Bunthoeun, Deputy Police Commissioner of Kampong Chhnang Province, received the news, and a spokesman of the Provincial Police Commissioner confirmed this morning that a cow had died in on the evening of April 30, 2021. Through the investigation and research of the authorities of Kampong Chhnang Provincial Police led by Brigadier General Pol Vuthy, Deputy Commissioner of Criminal Planning, they found that the case was caused by Mr. Vorn Sipha, the governor of Samki Meanchey district, who used an AK-47 assault rifle to shoot, which caused a bullet to hit the cow’s head and kill it.

On the morning of May 1, 2021, the police of Kampong Chhnang Provincial Police, led by Brigadier General Pol Vuthy, confiscated an AK-47 assault rifle and a machete from District Governor Vorn Sopha. Samaki Meanchey, who was also brought to the commission.

Kampong Chhnang Province: The governor of Samaki Meanchey district is accused of shooting a cow to death because he was angry after cows ate grass around the district hall. AREY

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