The body of a well-known South Korean influencer was found in a pit on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, and a Cambodian court has accused a Chinese couple with the man’s murder, a prosecutor said on Wednesday. The body was found by the couple.
According to a report provided by Cambodian law enforcement, the Chinese couple who owned and operated a medical clinic was detained one week ago after the body of BJ Ahyeong was discovered.
According to the article, Lai Wenshao, 30, and Cai Huijuan, 39, testified to the police that they abandoned the woman’s body after she had convulsions and died while receiving treatment at their clinic on June 4. Lai Wenshao and Cai Huijuan testified that they abandoned the woman’s body after she had seizures and died while receiving treatment.
According to information provided by Prosecutor Plang Sophal to AFP, Lai and Cai were charged with “murder accompanied by torture” on Tuesday.
If they are found guilty of the accusation, the maximum sentence they might receive is life in jail.
More than 250,000 people followed BJ Ahyeong on Instagram, making him a valuable influencer for AfreecaTV, a video streaming service based in South Korea.
According to reports from the local media in South Korea, her given name was Byun Ah-Yeong, and she was 33 years old.
She announced her intention to “live as a normal person for the time being” in a statement that she published on social media in March, stating that she was leaving up her influencer identity.
Lim Soo-suk, a spokeswoman for South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated on Tuesday that local officials were examining the “unfortunate incident.”
“The foreign ministry is providing necessary consular assistance to the bereaved family in a timely manner,” he stated.