October 19, 2017 17:24 GMT by mirror.co.uk

The Voice star shot dead by estranged husband in 'murder-suicide plot'

The Voice star shot dead by estranged husband in 'murder-suicide plot'

Witnesses say they heard "three or four" gunshots

A star of hit TV show The Voice has been shot dead by her estranged husband in what police say is a murder-suicide.

Talented songstress San Sreylai, 23, was gunned down and killed at a beauty clinic in the upscale Boeung Keng Kang market neighbourhood of Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.

Officers say the gunman is believed to be her ex husband, named as 53-year-old customs official Chey Rin, who then turned the gun on himself.

But Phnom Penh Deputy Police Chief Song Ly declined to give any further details about the incident, saying only that an investigation is ongoing.

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Talented songstress San Sreylai


Beauty San Sreylai was a popular finalist on Cambodia's version of The Voice last year.

Footage from a security camera has since been uploaded online which purports to show Sreylai talking to Rin in the entrance to the clinic just moments before her death.

She appears to turn away before she is shot, with the gunman then turning the gun on himself.

Witnesses say they heard "three or four" gunshots in the incident.

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Witnesses say they heard 'three or four' gunshots
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The video shows a woman fall to the floor


Family and friends have since come out to say the relationship was aggressive, with Rin often abusive. It is reported that the pair have two young sons.

Sreylai's sister San Kongkea said: "They separated when she entered The Voice Cambodia - the relationship become worse and worse because he is a jealous guy."

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San Sreylai was a popular finalist on Cambodia's version of The Voice



Another male friend, Dara, added: "The husband did not want Sreylai to enter singing competitions. And since she became a part of The Voice, the husband kept quarrelling with her. Even though they separated, he still kept bothering her."

Sreylai had been signed by record label and production company Hang Meas and was pursuing her singing career at the time of the incident.

The police investigation is ongoing.

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