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Police Unlawfully Kill Man: Group

One of three policemen in Preah Vihear province shot a man dead over Khmer New Year, two rights workers for Adhoc said Thursday.

Din Bros was killed while driving with another man in Or Kleng Poar village, Tbeng Meanchey district, said Hor Neath, an Adhoc coordinator for Preah Vihear.

The rights group was investigating allegations police had done the killing, he said.

The victim’s family members could be reached for comment, but Chan Saveth, a second investigator for Adhoc, confirmed the report.

“The shooting is a serious violation of human rights and contradicts our constitution,” Chan Saveth said.

Preah Vihear police could not be reached for comment late Thursday.

Preah Vihear Deputy Governor Sar Sam Ol said he had just returned from Khmer New Year and had not yet heard about the case.