A 23-year-old man is in police custody after he allegedly axed his father to death for stepping on his iPhone and breaking it in the process.
Leng Sao, 50, was reportedly attacked by his son, Leng Huon, after a night of drinking and playing loud music with friends at the family home.
According to Local police, Huon dropped his iPhone on the ground just outside the house in Prey Veng Province in Southern Cambodia.
His father came out of his bedroom because he could not sleep due to the loud noise and mistakenly stepped on the phone.
This resulted in an argument which saw the father kicking his son in the back.
Local police Captain Chuon Samnang said: “The son was angry with the father for stepping on his phone and breaking it and also for kicking him.”
“He then took the axe and hacked his father on the head, neck and chest, instantly killing him”.
Leng Huon reportedly fled from the house but was arrested by police.
The authorities confirmed Houn had been accused of premeditated murder and he faces up to 15 years in prison if he is found guilty.
The investigation is ongoing. The model of the iPhone has not been reported.