Man sets his wife on fire after pouring alcohol on her
February 4, 2022/ Khmer Times
A 39-year old woman is battling for her life in hospital after her husband poured two litres of alcohol on her body and set her on fire at their house in Russei Keo district’s Chraing Chamres11 commune in Phnom Penh about 1.30am today.
Both work as grocery vendors.
Chraing Chamres II commune deputy police chief, Captain Vong Someth identified the suspect as Ly Hok, 44 and the victim as Chan Dy.
He said the incident happened about 1.30am following a heated argument between the couple.
In his fit of anger, Someth said the suspect took two litres of alcohol, poured on his wife’s body in front of their house in Kho Muy village and set her on fire.
According to initial police investigation, he added the suspect always had arguments with his wife over the issue of jealousy.
He said the suspect is being detained for committing “acts of intentional violence with aggravating circumstances” and if charged in court and found guilty, he will face a jail term of between two to five years.
He said the suspect will be produced in court tomorrow and most probably charged with committing the crime.