Hereâ€™s another bad deal, itâ€™s amazing to me that this type of thing continues
Police: 2 Beaten, One Shot by VIP Bodyguards
By Saing Soenthrith
THE CAMBODIA DAILY
One man was shot and two others injured Tuesday when armed bodyguards of an unidentified government official or businessman attacked them following a minor traffic accident in Daun Penh district, police said.
Â The shooting and brutal assault occurred after a motorbike carrying three men collided with a Mercedes Benz on Street 126 in Phsar Thmei I commune at 8:15 pm.
The luxury vehicle did not stop, but four armed bodyguards in a Jeep following behind proceeded to pistol-whip the three men, and according to a police report, a bodyguard’s pistol accidentally discharged during the assault.
“Sin Sinan, 24, a security guard for Khmer Security, was shot once in the back and lightly wounded,” Daun Penh district police chief Phan Pheng said Thursday.
“Nheim Vesna, 22, was beaten until bloody by the four bodyguards who used the handles of their guns. Nheim Sothearith, 27, was injured too,” he said.
“We don’t know who [the assailants] are,” Phan Pheng said.
Police arrived at the scene after both the Mercedes and Jeep had left and could not identify the occupants, who were either bodyguard for a high-ranking government official or a tycoon, Phan Peng said.
The three victims have not filed a complaint with the police so a police investigation into the matter has not been opened he said.
A report on the beating and shooting has been submitted to the Municipal Police department, he added.
Deputy Municipal Police chief Chev Hak said he had not received the report.
The three men could not be reached for comment Wednesday or Thursday.
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