Khmer Times/Pav Suy Tuesday, 21 March 2017 861 views

Police hunt KTV attacker

Police in Sihanoukville are hunting a man who punched a 36-year-old lawyer in the face on Saturday when the two strangers encountered each other at the City Gold Club and KTV.
 

The assault happened when the victim went to attend a party. The police investigation started after victim Heng Rithy filed a complaint.
 

In the complaint, Mr. Rithy said his attacker bumped into him as he was walking.
 

“I asked him why he walked into me and then he punched me once in the left side of the face and kicked me in the stomach,” he said.
 

The man tried to assault him again but he decided to walk away to avoid further problems.
 

After that, the suspect and his companions got in a Toyota Vigo car bearing Royal Cambodian Armed Forces plates and fled, according to the complaint.
 

An operator at the KTV’s customer service line declined to talk about the incident, saying he had no authority to comment and it should be up to the victim to speak.
 

Sihanoukville police chief Pol Phosda said his forces are conducting the investigation.
 

“We cannot identify the suspect yet because he fled after the assault,” he said, adding that the suspect was probably from outside Sihanoukville according to the license number.
 

Police ruled out revenge as a motive, saying this was impossible because the two did not know each other.

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