Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
TWO men were charged yesterday over the rape and murder of a 36-year-old woman in Phnom Srouch district’s Taing Khya commune, in Kampong Speu province, on Saturday, police said.
Sorn Sak, Deputy Chief of Kampong Speu Provincial Police, said Sok Rith, 25, and Chan Na, 26, were charged with raping and murdering Morn Sok, also known as Ith.
Sorn Sak said two men raped the victim on a rice field.
“After raping, they killed her by putting pressure on her throat,” he told the Post yesterday.
Sorn Sak said Morn Sok, who was single, was found dead by villagers at her rice field in Kraing Tatoan Village.
An examination indicated she had been raped and murdered.
Sorn Sak said the two suspects lived in the same village as the victim and were arrested as they tried to flee the province.