Chinese Medic Arrested Over Woman’s Death at Clinic

A Chinese medic who spent six months on the lam after he killed a woman on the operating table at his unlicensed clinic in Pursat City was apprehended on Saturday, police said.

Wang Zhan Zhu, 52, was arrested as he attempted to flee to Thailand via the Doung border checkpoint in Battambang province, according to Pursat provincial police chief Keo Sokunthea.

The Pursat Provincial Court issued a warrant for Mr. Wang’s arrest in January after Soeng Chan Thoeun, 33, died during an operation to remove a cyst from her ovary at his clinic.

Mr. Wang was charged at the time with manslaughter.

“The court questioned him today [Sunday] and sent him to pretrial detention in the provincial prison,” Mr. Sokunthea said Sunday.

Mr. Wang’s medical assistant, whose identity police have not released to the public, is still on the run.

Mr. Wang had never been licensed as a doctor in Cambodia, and his clinic was shut down by authorities a few weeks before the botched surgery; it reopened without their knowledge.

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