A 14-year-old boy was arrested by district police on Saturday night in Kampot province after he cut a 14-year-old deaf girl because she would not have sex with him.
The attack occurred Saturday afternoon in Trapaing Pring commune.
Touch Chhun, a Teuk Chhou district police officer, said the suspect went to look after cows in a rice field, where he met the girl. He tried to have sex with her but she refused.
The suspect got angry, went to his home to get a knife and returned to the filed to attack the victim, he said.
“He cut her many times with the knife on her neck and caused serious injuries,” Mr Chhun said. “After cutting the victim, he thought she died. He then fled.”
Mr Chhun said the boy was later arrested by local police and that the girl was sent to hospital where she is recovering.
He added that the suspect will be sent to municipal court for questioning today.