Man who cut girlfriend's hand off with meat cleaver jailed in Cambodia

Jilted lover who threw acid in his girlfriend’s face and hacked her hand off with a meat cleaver is jailed in Cambodia

  • Kub Pha, 43, was on the run for 18 months before he was caught by police 
  • He was convicted of attacking his girlfriend San Chenda who lost her left hand
  • Pha was sentenced in absentia to 14 years which began when he was arrested

A man who threw acid in his girlfriend’s face and hacked her hand off with a meat cleaver has been jailed.

Kub Pha, 43, was on the run for 18 months before he was caught by police in Cambodia.

He was convicted in his absence of attacking his girlfriend San Chenda in the commune of Kandoeng in the district of Bati in the Cambodian province of Takeo. 

Kub Pha, 43 (pictured), was on the run for 18 months before he was caught by police and was convicted in his absence of attacking his girlfriend

He was sentenced in absentia to 14 years which began as soon as he was arrested according to The Sun.

The suspect was arrested after an 18-month manhunt for the attack on his girlfriend, which resulted in her losing her left hand.  

According to a National Police report, Pha attacked his lover because she wanted to split up with him. 

Pha was convicted of attacking his girlfriend San Chenda with acid and hacking her hand off with a meat cleaver (pictured) in the commune of Kandoeng 

At one point it was feared he had fled abroad after hiding from the authorities in the provinces of Pailin, Pursat and Battambang according to Khmer Times. 

He was finally arrested in the commune of O’Samril in the district of Samlout in the north-western province of Battambang.

An arrest warrant was issued on 8th April this year, and Pha was initially charged with attempted murder by the Takeo Provincial Court on April 18.

According to a National Police report, Pha attacked his lover, Ms Chenda (pictured), because she wanted to split up with him

He was subsequently sentenced to 14 years in prison in absentia and began serving his sentence on the day of his arrest.

Ngeng Chou, criminal police department chief for the Interior Ministry, said that Pha was taken to the Takeo Provincial Court on September 6. 

The attack happened on February 27, 2019 and the suspect was caught on September 5, 2020.  

An arrest warrant was issued on 8th April this year, and Pha (pictured left) was initially charged with attempted murder by the Takeo Provincial Court on April 18

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