Five people are being questioned by the Battambang provincial court over the death of a man who hacked a nightclub worker on the shoulder with an axe before being seriously beaten by the worker and four of his friends.
According to police, at 4am on Wednesday Ny Lai, 21, got into an argument with nightclub worker Ang Chense, 20. Mr Lai then hacked Mr Chense with teh axe. In retaliation, Mr Chense gathered four friends and seriously beat Mr Lai.
Mr Lai died of his injuries in hospital yesterday, said Battmabang town police chief Pang Heang.
Mr Heang said Mr Chense and his four accomplices were arrested at the scene of the fight on Wednesday.
The other four suspects are Seth Chanchy, 21, Korp Dina, 25, Thoeut Ratana, 23, and Leum Saleup, 27.