Gangsters charged with murder

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The six men charged by Kandal Provincial Court with murder. Swift News

Kandal Provincial Court yesterday charged six men over the murder of a 23-year-old man whom the group had an argument with at a dance party in Koh Thom district last week.

Bun Sarom, deputy police chief of Koh Thom district, identified the six accused as Keath Samnang, 18; Hor Sorphoan, 18; Dy Doeun, 22; Peng Taing Eng, 28; Vann Samnang, 19; and Yim Dina, 18.

Mr Sarom said the men were part of a gang named KTS and were yesterday charged with intentional murder and unauthorized weapons possession following their arrest on Saturday.

Mr Sarom noted that three more members of the gang remained at large and that police were seeking to arrest them.

Mr Sarom said that on Friday night, the group attended a dance party in Sampov Poun commune, where an argument broke out on the dance floor.

After the argument, the accused men left the party and parked their motorbikes along the side of the street, waiting to ambush the victim, 23-year-old Chek Pheap.

“When the victim drove by, they ambushed him and attacked him with knives and swords,” Mr Sarom said. “They chopped and cut the victim on his head and throat, causing him to die instantly at the scene due to serious injuries.”

Mr Sarom added that Mr Pheap was accompanied by some of his friends who managed to flee from the attackers.

Mr Sarom said the six accused fled after the attack, but were arrested the following day, after which police seized two swords, two knives, six phones and two motorbikes.

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