Preah Sihanouk provincial police yesterday arrested two Chinese nationals over the fatal shooting of a countryman in Sihanoukville.
Brigadier General Kol Phally, provincial deputy police chief, said the shooting occurred at about 8.30am in Sihanoukville’s Bei commune.
“We arrested two Chinese men suspected of shooting dead another Chinese national,” he said. “Now our police officers are working on the case.”
He did not identify the suspects who are being questioned at the provincial police station.
“I can’t remember the names of the suspects or the victim and we do not know the motive for the killing yet,” Brig Gen Phally said. “We are still questioning the two men.”
“They shot the victim and threw the body from their vehicle in the commune before driving off from the scene,” he added.
In a separate case, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court on Saturday charged a 29-year-old Chinese national over the gruesome killing of a countryman during a robbery in Sihanoukville on Tuesday.
Huot Vichet, deputy prosecutor and provincial court spokesman, identified the accused as Zhou Ya Yun and noted that he was charged with murder accompanied by torture and cruelty under article 205 of the Criminal Code.
He identified the victim as Wu Cheng Hui, 24, a Chinese national who ran a money exchange business in the city.
“Mr Zhou has been placed in pretrial detention,” Mr Vichet noted.
According to a police report, Mr Zhou was arrested on Wednesday in Sihanoukville’s Buon commune, a day after a villager reported coming across a body with dismembered limbs at a vacant piece of land near Buon commune.
The report noted that police seized a knife, blood-stained T-shirt and an SUV suspected to have been used to transport the body, from the accused.