Preah Vihear province: After reports of the governor of Samaki Meanchey district shooting and killing a cow, and offering $1000 in compensation, in Preah Vihear province, a police officer reportedly shot and killed 2 cows, and offered to pay 5 million Riel ($1,250)
=After an investigation by the provincial police, the governor of Samaki Meanchey district admitted that he used an AK-47 assault rifle to shoot at a herd of cattle, and one was killed by a ricochet.
Separately, in Preah Vihear province, yesterday, two cows fell to their deaths in the field near the Police Inspectorate of Chep District, Preah Vihear Province. The owner of the cow claims that the police officer turned his gun on him when apprehended on the porch of the house where the shootings took place. Soon, the news spread, and on the afternoon of May 1, 2021, there was a compromise of 5 million riels in compensation to the cow owner, but the police officer gave only 4.5 million riel and cow owner refused. In the end, the officer gave 5 million riel to the cow owner, but the cow owner changed his mind and refused to accept the money.
According to the source, the victim was a cow owner named Pheng Phal, 33 years old, and his wife Rim Seak, 32 years old. The police officer who raised his gun to shoot the cow wasnamed Ear Kea Veasna, alias Pek, with the rank of lieutenant colonel- in charge of the anti-drug unit of the Chep District Police Inspectorate.
It has been a long-standing tradition for the locals to keep their cows grazing freely in this season, and only in the evening do the owners find their cows and tie them up at home. The two cows that the police officer shot were walking in a herd in the field belonging to the police officer who had just sown seeds. This made the officer angry and he fired a gun.
In connection with this case, Major General Suos Sok Dara, Preah Vihear Provincial Police Commissioner, issued a decision to temporarily suspend the work of this police officer, who has to appearat the staff office of Preah Vihear Provincial Police to wait for a new decision. MCPN
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