Two Kandal Men Die in Weekend Stabbings

Two Kandal province men were killed in separate stabbings this weekend, said Tom Vay, Kandal provincial deputy police chief.

Seing Satya, 22, was hacked to death on Saturday night in a karaoke shop in Prek Taten commune, Ponhea Leu district, said district Police Chief Tim Savuth.

Seing Satya and five friends were drinking rice wine when they began arguing with six other men, who were drinking beer at a nearby table, Tim Savuth said.

A drunken Seing Satya went home and returned with a ma­chete and attacked the beer-drinking group, the district police chief said. Five of the beer drinkers ran away, but one, named Seng Khet, stayed, grabbed the machete and is accused of having hit Se­ing Satya twice in the head, killing him instantly, said Chhay Sothea, the Ponhea Leu district police information officer. Police arrested and are interrogating the six beer-drinking men, Tim Savuth said. Seng Khet is de­tained at provincial prison, the others are at police headquarters, he said.

After midnight that same even­ing, Sum Moey, 20, was stabbed repeatedly in the stomach on the way home to Ampel village in Chhoeu Teal commune, Kien Svay district, district Police Chief Meang Pich said.

Sum Moey argued with a group of five men while dancing at a wedding in a nearby village, Meang Pich said. The group followed him when he left and stabbed him to death in a nearby rice field.

The five assailants are still at large, Meang Pich said.

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