A taxi driver has demanded compensation from a Kandal province deputy police chief, accused of causing him physical injury and confiscating his motorbike following a collision last month, provincial court officials said.
Motorbike taxi driver Duong Chanty, 52, said he has met twice with Kandal provincial and Takhmau district police officials since filing the charges Oct 6 against Kandal Deputy police Chief Tom Vai.
According to Duong Chanty, on Sept 19, Tom Vai struck his motorcycle from behind as he rounded the traffic circle that joins National Routes 2 and 21 in Takhmau town. Duong Chanty said after he was knocked from his motorcycle, Tom Vai got out from his police car and stepped on his injured leg and threatened to beat him if he didn’t get up. Duong Chanty’s motorcycle was confiscated and is being held by police until compensation is paid.
Duong Chanty said last week he would drop the charges if Tom Vai pays him $1,500, including compensation for medical treatment. He said he has not fully recovered, and his injuries prevent him from working.
Chheng Phath, Kandal provincial court prosecutor, said both parties will be summoned for questioning.