Monk in court after violent attack on novice

An investigation has been launched after an outbreak of violence between monks on January 25, 2023 in Wat Trop Kor in Trakiet village, Trapeang Sap commune, Bati district, Takeo province.

Colonel Chhay Keo Mony, Bati District Police Inspector, said that the suspect, Nuon Chany, male, 32 years old, a monk residing at Wat Trop Kor, located in Trapeang Sap Commune, Bati District, Takeo Province, wounded a novic monk after hitting him over the head with a plate. The teacher and unnamed student were involved in a verbal altercation before the incident.

Mr. Choung Van, Director of the Department of Cult and Religion of Takeo Province, told Kampuchea Thmey that on January 26, 2023, immediately after the incident, the monks cooperated with the local authorities who arrested the offending monk. The authorities will continue the legal process in this case.

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