Police Officer’s Wife Arrested Over Husband’s Stabbing

The wife of a Mondolkiri police officer was arrested Thursday shortly after she stabbed her husband with a vegetable knife during a drunken scuffle, according to provincial police.

Toch Chanheng, 42, a member of the Sen Monorom City police force, and his wife, Meas Chantrea, 26, began arguing at their home in Spean Meanchey commune after a night of heavy drinking when Ms. Chantrea grabbed the knife and threatened to hurt herself, deputy provincial police chief So Sovann said.

“They both got drunk and then they scuffled with his wife holding the knife,” said Mr. Sovann.

“They fell down and the knife cut into his stomach. He was bleeding and his intestines were out.” Ms. Chantrea and a neighbor then rushed Toch Chanheng to Sen Monorom Referral Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:30 p.m.

Mr. Sovann said Ms. Chantrea confessed to her husband’s stabbing and was arrested and sent to the provincial police station.

She is expected to appear at the Mondolkiri Provincial Court today to face charges of intentional killing, Mr. Sovann said.

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