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Police Shoot One in Domestic Violence Response

Eye witnesses and a human rights official said Friday one villager was shot and injured by police as they responded to a domestic violence case in Kampot province.

Chhor Vanak, 23, a farmer in Chhouk district’s Prich village, was shot twice by a commune policeman, Chhin Duol, 43, after he threatened the officer with a knife.

Em Sokha, police chief of Boeung Nimol commune, said the shooting took place as police were trying to prevent domestic violence. Chhin Doul was arrested and is being detained at the communal police post.

Try Chhoun , Adhoc coordinator for Kampot province, said she was investigating the case.