Wedding Crashers Attack Father and Son Over Music

A father and son were attacked after a group of party crashers demanded they keep the band playing at a wedding party in Kandal province late on Sunday night, police said.

The group of about 20 young men aged under 25 arrived as the festivities in Kien Svay district’s Banteay Dek commune were winding down, but became irate when the music—organized by one of the victims, Ly Morn, 55—stopped, according to district police chief Uot Sophat.

“At about 11 p.m., the man who organized the band for the wedding stopped the music.

Then about 20 young men came and asked him to continue it,” Mr. Sophat said.

After Mr. Morn declined, the men began to hurl beer glasses at him, he said.

Mr. Morn’s son, Chheang Sok Meng, 38, a national military police officer, then fired his gun into the air in an attempt to scare the men, but they continued their assault.

“The suspects were not scared and attacked him as well until they both had head injuries,” Mr. Sophat said.

He said police were still attempting to identify and locate the suspects.

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