A woman in Cambodia has described being terrorised by a man in the country’s capital.
Key points:The woman, identified only as B, was at a hotel with her husband when the incident occurredThe man is known to her, and she has been in the city for a number of weeksShe described how he would ask her to go outside and then suddenly enter the hotel room, where she would feel like she was being attacked.
“He would go out and get his jacket, and then he would come back in, and I was in shock.
He would walk into the room and I couldn’t understand what was happening,” B told ABC News.”
I could hear him walking towards me, and he would be saying, ‘Come here, come here.’
I was like, ‘Oh my god, what’s happening?'”
The woman said she was terrified for her safety and was in the hotel with friends when the man suddenly entered the room.
“We didn’t know if he was going to come in or not, because we were sitting there.
We didn’t even know if it was a male or female person.
I didn’t see him.
It was just a blank stare,” she said.”
The next thing I know, I’m getting pushed against the wall and I can’t move.”
B said she and her husband both saw the man and heard him screaming.
“When he walked in I was scared, and that’s when I started to cry.
I told him I had a heart attack and I wanted to go home, so I just ran out of there,” she recalled.”
Then I saw a man running towards us, and a woman screaming for help.”
After the incident, B said she saw her husband outside the hotel crying.
“She was like in tears.
She said she had just lost her husband,” she added.”
It was just so hard to accept it, and the first time I said it to her I felt so horrible.
I could feel it.”
The woman is known in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, to her husband, who she said had been in town for a while.
“This is my second time in Phnom, and my husband has always been very friendly and nice to me,” she told ABC’s RN.
“There was this man who I thought was a friend of mine.
I was so shocked and scared, I didn’ know if this was the first or the second time this had happened.”
But he was very respectful and he said, ‘It was nothing, just a misunderstanding’.
“The woman’s husband told ABC she had no idea what had happened, and said he would try to contact her.”
A few days later, I went to the police station to tell them.
They asked me, ‘You’ve been with him for a long time?
You’ve never had any problems?'” she said, adding she did not feel comfortable talking to the media.”
They said, I don’t want to hear anything about it, because the police can’t get involved.”‘
You have to stay strong’While the woman was in hospital, her husband spoke to ABC News about his fears and said his fears had increased.”
If you’re going to be attacked in the streets, the police are there.
You have to keep your head up,” he said.’
You can’t be afraid’When the incident was finally reported, the couple’s fear of the man became too much to bear.”
My husband said he could not go outside, and now he’s afraid to leave the house.
You cannot be afraid,” she explained.”
You have no other option, so you just have to be stronger.
I just need to find the strength to be able to come out of this feeling, and to go back to my life.
“Sometimes you can feel helpless, but at the same time you have to take the risks and go out into the world.”
The ABC understands the couple has been married for over a year and is currently in the process of moving back to Australia.