Prey Veng: Boeung Preah commune police chief Yi Thoeun told the Post yesterday that police had arrested three people in a row in connection with Suspected death of a woman in a canal on August 19 in Svay Tani village, Boeung Preah commune, Ba Phnom district, Prey Veng province.

Mr. Thoeun said: "I asked the perpetrator that he did not catch the rape victim, but she drowned herself. But I said that the victim could not drown for no reason, even though the perpetrator refused to confess. "The death of the victim suggests that it could be a real murder case and is also written in the diary related to the murder."

Mr. Thoeun said that the suspects, 20-year-old Kim Rath alias Chheung (the assailant), Horn Long and the third, Panha (passenger).