Police on Thursday, June 23, arrested a 21-year-
old man over the murder of a female major with
the Ministry of Defence in the capital’s Tuol Kork
The victim, identified as Ly Davy, 36, was
stabbed to death on Wednesday, June 22 as she
was walking down the street to buy food. She
was stabbed to death with a vegetable knife in
the back, on the left side. The knife pierced the
heart and she died instantly.. *graphic pics after
the cut – viewer discretion advised*
Sderng Sarith said Mei Kimhong confessed to
the crime, adding that he killed the victim, Ly
Davy, because she was rude and insulted him.
“The arrest was made after the authorities
checked security camera [footage] from a villager
living nearby, and they saw the suspect stabbing
the victim,” Sarith confirmed.
Police arrested Kimhong, who confessed during
interrogation. According to Kimhong’s
confession, he disliked Davy because she looked
down on him and would spit in his direction
every time she passed him. This behavior, he
said, aggravated him and he had been planning
to kill her for some time.
The police accounts show that Davy was headed
to the market to buy food, when Kimhong, riding
his motorcycle, stabbed her in the back with a
knife, only to make a quick escape once nearby
villagers were alerted to the incident.
Kimhong, who is a mathematics student at the
Royal University of Phnom Penh, has been
charged with intentional murder and is currently
being held in the Tuol Kork district police