Indian Expats Tortured/Held Hostage in Phnom Penh, Pakistani Suspects Arrested

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Cambodia News (Phnom Penh): On May 18, 2024, the Sen Sok Police in Phnom Penh arrested two Pakistani nationals for illegally detaining and attempting to extort $20,000 from two Indian nationals in Cambodia.

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The incident involved the illegal confinement of individuals (tying their hands and feet, covering their mouths and eyes, and beating them in a condo) in room 1907 on the 19th floor of "The Garden Residency" condominium on Street 1984 in Phnom Penh from April 25 to May 16, 2024.

The arrested suspects are SABTAIN BIN NASIR, a 32-year-old male, and SYED ALI HUSSAIN, a 34-year-old male, both Pakistani nationals staying at "The Garden Residency" condominium. The two victims are MAHAMAMD SAAD, a 23-year-old male, and SUJIT KUMAR, a 30-year-old male, both Indian nationals.

According to MAHAMAMD SAAD's statement to the authorities, he first entered Cambodia on August 21, 2023, through the Phnom Penh International Airport, seeking employment. He currently resides in room 1907 on the 19th floor of The Garden Residency condominium (moved in on April 23, 2024). During his stay in Cambodia, he worked as a mobile construction worker in Sihanoukville, earning $20 per day. On February 22, 2024, he met three Pakistani nationals at an Indian restaurant in Sihanoukville to discuss opening an Indian restaurant in Phnom Penh.

On April 23, 2024, they began staying together in the aforementioned condominium to search for a location to open the Indian restaurant. The victim stated that on April 25, the three Pakistani individuals locked him and another Indian national, SUJIT KUMAR, inside the room, preventing them from leaving. They confiscated their passports, four mobile phones, and $800 each, totaling $1,600.

The suspects then tied up the victims, beat them, and demanded $10,000 from each, totaling $20,000, in exchange for their release. On the morning of May 17, 2024, when the Pakistani suspects were out, the two victims shouted for help. The condominium staff opened the room and sent them to the Phnom Penh Thmey Police Station, and the authorities then transferred them to the Sen Sok District Police Inspectorate.

The two suspects have been arrested, and the authorities are preparing to send the case file to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for legal proceedings.
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A shame the restaurant endeavor didn't work out.
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Maybe the Chinese K&R game is being taken up by newcomers.

Indians being taken hostage by Pakistanis could get spicy in a big hurry in the mean streets of Riverside.
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Love Indian food Pakistani food is greasy shit.
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General Mackevili wrote: Mon May 20, 2024 12:34 pm A shame the restaurant endeavor didn't work out.
A 100 restaurants in Phnom Penh not enough?
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I am surprised that Indian government not calling for war by now. Knowing the government is very protective to their citizens. It doesn't take much to make it a diplomatic incident.
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JF wrote: Mon May 20, 2024 5:20 pm I am surprised that Indian government not calling for war by now. Knowing the government is very protective to their citizens. It doesn't take much to make it a diplomatic incident.
With what is taking place in Chinese scam centers in Kow, i can imagine there is plenty of countries which should declare war on China following your thinking.
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Ghostwriter wrote: Mon May 20, 2024 5:36 pm
JF wrote: Mon May 20, 2024 5:20 pm I am surprised that Indian government not calling for war by now. Knowing the government is very protective to their citizens. It doesn't take much to make it a diplomatic incident.
With what is taking place in Chinese scam centers in Kow, i can imagine there is plenty of countries which should declare war on China following your thinking.
Your gonna get your wish soon. US is preparing for war against China. Secondary sanctions and levy tariffs would hurt China badly.
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Just lucky he didn't end up in a korma.
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Lost50 wrote: Mon May 20, 2024 10:57 pm Just lucky he didn't end up in a korma.
Probably just part of their kulcha.
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