Mentally ill man breaks out of chains, kills 3yo nephew.

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Mentally ill man breaks out of chains, kills 3yo nephew.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:56 pm

29 September 2017
A mentally ill man was arrested on Wednesday in Kampong Cham province over the brutal killing of his 3-year-old nephew, according to police.

Yem Sophal, Kampong Cham deputy police chief, said villagers and police had long been aware of the issues of Huon Sarom, 38, who had been chained in a shack behind his family’s house for years. After breaking free on Wednesday afternoon, Sarom argued with his brother and grabbed his young nephew, according to Sophal.

“While the father approached him, he used an axe to hack the boy many times in his head and back and body – he wanted to kill the father because he had been chained for about four to 10 years,” he said. Sophal said Sarom also tried to attack villagers but they threw rocks at him and knocked him down.

Chaining up the mentally ill for their protection, or the protection of others, is not uncommon in Cambodia, where mental health services are sorely lacking. A programme run by the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) to unchain family members has had some success, but Chhim Sotheara, director of TPO, said long-term solutions are still needed...
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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:05 pm

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Re: Mentally ill man breaks out of chains, kills 3yo nephew.

Post by cptrelentless » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:34 am

Even if he wasn't that nuts to start with then he'd definitely be shit house rat crazy after several years of being chained in a cage
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