Man tries to poison wife’s lover, kills own father instead

May 28th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Phnom Penh, May 28 (DPA) A Cambodian man accidentally killed his father while trying to poison his wife’s lover with a tainted bottle of alcohol, national media reported Thursday.
Police said Chhouy Chhim gave the poisoned alcohol as a gift to Chan Sarith, who he accused of having an affair with his wife, the Cambodia Daily reported.

But Chan Sarith shared the bottle with Chhouy Chhim’s father, who later died in hospital.

Three other men were hospitalised after tasting the deadly drink.

Police said Chhouy Chhim was being held for questioning and his wife planned to file for divorce.

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