A NAKED man has been arrested after brutally “beheading” his mum because he “thought she was possessed by a ghost”.
Eam Samnang, 32, is suspected of killing Hak Sokha, 65, after cops prevented him from killing himself after he was found walking naked in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, on Saturday.
Eam Samnang is suspected of beheading his mum[/caption]
The alleged murder took place in Por Sen Chey district’s Chaom Chao II commune[/caption]
When he was questions by police he reportedly admitted slitting his mum’s throat with a cleaver because he “thought a ghost had entered her body and possessed her”.
Deputy district police chief Chea Sovann said officers found him walking naked behind the International University building in the district of Sen Sok.
Samnang is said to have claimed that he would kill himself, but local police managed to disarm and restrain him, reports the Phnom Penh Post.
The murder took place on Saturday, and local residents called police who found the suspect walking naked.
Officer Sovann said the victim’s head had been completely separated from her body.
Cops found a letter from the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital concerning the suspect’s mental health issues at the scene.
The spokesman said: “It is hard for us to say if the suspect has a mental problem.
“He has a confirmation letter from hospital, but it is strange that a company accepted him for work and gave him a monthly salary.
“The work card is valid until 2021.”
Doctor Nong Sovanrath, who performed the autopsy, said the mum had a dark bruise on her forehead.
He said he suspected that before killing his mother, Samnang knocked her unconscious.
Sovanrath added he did not know if Samnang has a mental problem.
Meanwhile, neighbours claimed that they saw the suspect walking around the area naked one day before his mother’s death.
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They said Sokha had bought her son into their rented room shortly before the attack took place.
A CCTV camera reportedly filmed him leaving the property through a window while naked at around 8.40pm.
The investigation continues.
Cops found Eam Samnang walking around naked[/caption]
The building where the gruesome murder is said to have taken place[/caption]