Chev Sovathana, 36, was found hanged in January in what police originally ruled a suicide.
The body of Chev Sovathana, a National Assembly official and member of the CPP’s youth group, was found by her maid hanging in her rental room in the city on January 26.
After the discovery, Daun Keo city police and local media reported the case as a suicide, but it is now apparently being re-investigated.
National Police Commissioner General Neth Savoeun said yesterday that about seven or eight Takeo provincial police officials, including deputy provincial police chief Lay Narith, older brother of former Takeo provincial governor Lay Vannak, are being questioned at the Interior Ministry over the case.
After her funeral, the victim’s family raised concerns that the case may not have been a suicide and local news reports published their claims.
The reports said that no chair was found by the body, meaning it would have been impossible for her to hang herself, and added that her hand was found locked into the rope’s knots, apparently from a struggle to free herself.
The reports also said that fingerprints were found on the body and that the case was likely murder motivated by a love triangle.General Kirth Chantharith, spokesman for the National Police, could not be reached for comment yesterday.
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