2020-01-23 08:57:35 UTC
crocodiles on her family farm, say police in Cambodia.
Rom Roath Nearys mother is said to have lost sight of her while
she was busy caring for her newborn baby.
The youngster reportedly wandered away from the house near Siem
Reap yesterday morning and was not seen alive again.
The girls father Min Min, 35, returned home at 10 a.m. and
began looking for the missing toddler.
Horrifically, he found his daughters skull stripped of flesh on
the ground of a concrete enclosure where the crocs swim in a
Local media showed harrowing pictures of mom of three Nay Is,
32, breaking down in tears as she clutched the toddlers remains
to her chest.
Police Chief Capt. Chem Chamnan said: Her father found only her
skull in the crocodile enclosure, where she was killed by
Officers said that the youngster had been at home with her
mother, who had recently given birth and was caring for the
She left the house and went to play on the land around the
crocodile farm, which is behind the property.
Police said the family had recently built a fence around the 10-
foot-high concrete pool, but children were still small enough to
fit through the gaps.
Lt. Och Sophen, chief of Siem Reap commune police, said the
mother lost sight of 2-year-old Rom.
He added: When the father came back home, he couldnt find his
daughter in the house. He found a skull in the crocodile
He confirmed that the daughter fell into the crocodile
enclosure and that the crocodiles killed her, leaving only her
Officers urged other families to take extra care to prevent
children from getting into crocodile farms.
The animals are kept to produce leather and meat.