Chilling CCTV footage has emerged of a Chinese couple being held at gunpoint the night before they were killed in Cambodia.
Cambodian media reported that a 38-year-old man and his 22-year-old girlfriend were found dead at an apartment in LH Residence in the capital city Phnom Penh on Thursday, January 14.
Local media site Angkor Today said the man, named Xiao Bo, was strangled inside the apartment and dragged to the bathroom. While his girlfriend, Ms Cao, was found with plastic tapes around her mouth and nose with her limbs tied.
The Chinese embassy in Cambodia confirmed two Chinese citizens were murdered and notified the victims’ family in China.
Footage released by Cambodia Police shows the couple’s last moments as they entered the residential building on January 12, with two holding them at gunpoint.
The clip ends with the four of them entering the apartment on the ninth floor.
Investigators said they were called to the scene after a cleaning lady found the bodies the next morning.
The Chinese embassy in Cambodia released a statement, saying: “The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia expresses its deep condolences to the families of the two citizens who were killed in Phnom Penh.
“The Embassy is closely monitoring this murder case and has immediately communicated with the Cambodian Ministry of Interior and the Phnom Penh Police Department after learning of it.
“We are requesting the Cambodian authorities to solve the case as soon as possible and severely punish the murderer according to the law.
“At present, the Cambodian police are doing their best to investigate the case, and have preliminary information and clues about the murderer.
“The Embassy has asked the relevant domestic parties to assist in contacting the family of the deceased and to facilitate the family to come to Cambodia as soon as possible.”