SOK KHOM being chained to a power pole after his father discovered he was skipping school to play video games
Sok Khom being chained to a power pole after his father discovered he was skipping school to play video games
A Cambodian dad is in trouble with the law after he chained his son to a power pole for skipping school to play video games.
The 13-year-old boy, Sok Khorn, was freed from the pole by a locksmith after neighbors called police, AFP reports.
The boy was also reportedly beaten.
His father, 40-year-old Sok Thoeun, fled the scene and is wanted on child abuse charges, according to the report.
"He is still on the run,” an official told the AFP. “This kind of torture is not acceptable.”
According to the Phnom Penh Post, Sok Thoeun was known to be violent towards his children.
"I think his actions were very inhumane and cruel to his son,” a villager told the local newspaper.
The on-the-run father reportedly faces up to 20 years in prison. (nydailynews)