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Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:01 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:Villager Accused of Black Magic Shot Dead

by Buth Kimsay | July 6, 2016 | អានជាភាសាខ្មែរ

A man accused of using black magic to sicken people in his village was fatally shot five times inside his home in Pursat province in what police described as a revenge killing.

An attacker approached the home in Kandieng district’s Anlong Vil commune at about 8:30 on Monday night and shot Chhem Yin, 34, with an AK-47 assault rifle, striking him in the chest, leg and shoulder, commune police chief Srey Chhumneth said on Tuesday.

“Our police are searching to arrest the murderer who escaped from the scene,” Mr. Chhumneth said.

Prek Takong village residents had made four previous attempts to kill Chhem Yin after accusing him of sickening villagers with his sorcery, and had filed complaints with police in 2014, Mr. Chhumneth said.

“This murder is revenge because villagers believed he was a sorcerer,” he said.

In rural Cambodia, there is a widespread belief in black magic, and those suspected of using it for ill intentions often face violence.

full-story....https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/vill ... ad-115058/
This was the fifth attempt to kill him:
A group of killers gunned down a man they believed to be a witch doctor having failed on four previous occasions to murder him.

Chhem Yin was killed by his fellow Cambodian villagers because they were convinced he was spreading illness through their community with black magic.

They thought the 34-year-old's father had taught him sorcery, so shot him dead with an AK-47 assault rifle in their fifth assassination attempt in the Pursat province on Monday.
Local police described the attack as a revenge killing, and told The Cambodia Daily villagers had filed complaints that the man had used sorcery to make people ill.

Keo Sokunthea, the local deputy provincial police chief, said: 'He was not a bad guy, but most people in the village did not like him because they believed he was taught black magic by his father.
'I have heard unidentified suspects attempted to kill the victim previously, but no one knows who they were.'
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Re: Tales of sorcery

Postby Username Taken » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:43 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:This was the fifth attempt to kill him:
Obviously he was a very powerful sorcerer. :evil:
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

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Re: Tales of sorcery

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:18 am

Latest Sorcery Accusation Forces Another Man From Home
April 18, 2017

For the second time in a month, a man has been forced from his home in Kompong Speu province’s Kong Pisei district after being accused by fellow villagers of using black magic, prompting the district governor to promise to do more to address the issue.

An angry mob of about 150 villagers surrounded the home of Nil Sokha, 45, in Maha Russei commune on Saturday night. Some brandished machetes and wooden stakes, and others threw rocks at the windows and walls, commune and district officials said.

“Villagers accused him of being a sorcerer because fortune-tellers told the sick people in the village they were affected by black magic,” said commune chief Svay Choeung, who alerted district police after the mob began to gather.

This is the third time in the district over the past year that an alleged sorcerer has either been forced out of his home or was killed due to accusations of black magic.

Prak Kong was forced to flee at the end of last month after a mob of 600 villagers­—many armed with machetes, sticks and rocks—surrounded his home about 3 km from Mr. Sokha’s house in a neighboring commune and demanded he leave the village.
And in May, a 79-year-old Kong Pisei man suspected of sorcery was fatally stabbed in the stomach...

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