The Cambodian police have arrested a young mum for violently beating and stabbing her own three-month-old baby.
Suos Duong, 24, is accused of stabbing her child in the abdomen at their home in the village of Prek Kdei in the commune of Snuol in the eastern district of the same name on 7th February.
Local media said the suspect fled after committing the barbaric crime, but was apprehended by the police the following day after a search operation.
She was photographed by the police holding the knife which she is believed to have used in the shocking crime.
The child’s current condition has not been divulged by local media, but a photo of its injury suggests it survived the attack.
Netizen ‘Xandreu’ commented on the online forum ‘Cambodia Expats Online’: “There is a desperate need for effective mental health services in Cambodia. I hope the mother is offered the help she needs, can make a recovery, and is deemed safe enough to care for her baby again.”
Further details of the case are unknown at this time.
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