Man flees af­ter rape, mur­der of nine-year-old

The Phnom Penh Post - - NATIONAL -

PO­LICE in Takeo Prov­ince’s

Prey Kab­bas district have iden­ti­fied a man who fled his vil­lage af­ter rap­ing and killing a nine-year-old girl on Mon­day. The district po­lice chief Chum Ch­hoeun said the girl had been col­lect­ing rice from a field with her grand­mother when Yen Ty, 37, ap­proached her and force­fully pulled her into his home. He then pro­ceeded to rape and kill the young girl. “I’ve or­dered my of­fi­cers to pur­sue and ar­rest him,” Ch­hoeun said. An anony­mous wit­ness who lives in the same vil­lage told The­P­ost on Tues­day that he saw the sus­pect pulling the vic­tim in­side his home. He then alerted other vil­lagers af­ter hear­ing the young girl’s cries for help, but when they ar­rived they found the vic­tim’s stran­gled body at a pond nearby the sus­pect’s home.

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