Barbaric Mob Murder of Bavet Taxi Driver who Stopped to Assist Victim

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Barbaric Mob Murder of Bavet Taxi Driver who Stopped to Assist Victim

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:43 pm

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Bavet, Cambodia News: A taxi driver was beaten to death by an angry mob and dumped in a nearby forest, following a traffic accident where he stayed to assist a drunken motorcyclist who had pulled out in front of his car without warning.
On October 8, 2018, at about 10:30 pm, there was a traffic accident on National Highway 1 in Kompong Tbeng Village, Prey Angkun Commune, Bavet City, when a 35-year-old man on a motorbike, identified only as SOMMEIG, collided with a taxi driven by Kouch Sam Eath, aged 32. The taxi driver stopped to assist the wounded man, who was taken by ambulance to a Phnom Penh hospital for treatment, suffering from leg and head injuries.
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But, at the same time, an angry mob of friends and relatives of the accident victim rounded on the driver and beat him to death before disposing of his body in a woodland area close to the accident scene.

Finding an abandoned car and motorbike at the scene, police first believed that the driver had fled on foot, but the next day, a dead body was discovered by local people in the nearby forest. Forensic evidence at the crime scene pointed to a case of wilful murder, and police are presently searching for the group of alleged murderers.
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