New Delhi: Prominent Cambodian activist and vehement critic of the Cambodian government, Kem Ley, was shot dead on Sunday in the capital of Cambodia. 
 
A local media reported that Kem Ley had been shot dead at a petrol station in the capital Phnom Penh of Cambodia. The motive behind the attack against the social activist was not known. 
 
Kem Ley was a frequent activist of grassroot campaigns and was also a vehement critic of the Hun Sen government.
 
The attack against Kem Ley comes as opposition in Cambodian politics protest against crackdown on dissent by the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) government. Prime Minister Hun Sen has been accused many a times by activists and oppositions alike for establishing a violent and an authoritarian regime. 
 
Police have arrested a suspect who was allegedly involved in the shooting.