Former Kompong Cham Village Official Killed

A former village chief in Kom­pong Cham province was shot and killed Monday evening, pro­vincial deputy police chief Seng So­kim said.

Touv So Vann, 37, was shot once at about 8:30 pm as he was driving his motorcycle in Tbong Khmum district and died at the scene, Seng Sokim said.

Police interviewed a shop own­er who said she saw a white tour­ist bus chasing Touv So Vann. The shop owner said she heard three shots fired and watched as Touv So Vann and his motorcycle fell to the road, police said.

One of the bullets hit Touv So Vann un­der the armpit, Seng Sokim said. The tourist bus immediately sped off.

Police suspect revenge as a mo­tive for the killing, since those who fired the shots at the victim did not try to take his motorcycle.

Touv So Vann was the former CPP chief of Village 77 in Svay Teap commune, Chamkar Leu district. He was a businessman sell­ing resin to rubber plantations, Seng Sokim said.

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