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Comedian’s wife found strangled

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:

The young wife of well known comedian Oeun Sokha was yesterday found dead at her home in Phnom Penh, allegedly strangled by her stepson.
The body of Sim Chanthy, 18, also known as Akar, was found at midday at a condo in Taley village, in Dangkor district.
Ms Chanthy, the second wife of Mr Sokha, best known for his TV role as Mr Honda, is thought to have been strangled by her husband’s eldest son from his first marriage.  
“She was strangled with wire and found dead by her father in her bathroom,” said District Police Chief Chim Sitha. “After killing her, the suspect covered her body with a blanket and fled.”
He said CCTV evidence had identified the suspect as 20-year-old A Nich, her husband’s eldest son, who was now on the run with his girlfriend.
“We still don’t know the motive yet,” said Mr Sitha. “We are now seeking the two suspects in order to bring them to justice.”

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