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Police Bloter: 01 August, 2003

Police Bloter: 01 August, 2003

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JULY 18: Naim Seanghong, 24, and her brother, Chea Penghuy, 30, were shot

dead in a night-time robbery in Kraing Chek village, Udong district, Kampong Speu.

District Police Inspector Ly Vantha said a group of ten gunmen shot them several

times before stealing 3 million riel in cash and a 5 chi platinum necklace. Police

said six other people were seriously injured during an exchange of fire between the

police and the robbers.

JULY 18: Nam Ieng, 40, was shot and seriously wounded at 7:40 pm in Nimit

Thmey village, Banteay Meanchey province. Lam Saret, 26, told police that two unidentified

men called her husband from their house before shooting him in the cheek and escaping

on a motorbike. She said revenge was the motive as her husband had recently argued

with two people, one of whom was 55-year-old Chhon.

JULY 19: Vin Kimsan, 18, was sent to Preah Kossamak hospital after being knifed

in a revenge attack at 10:15 pm in Prey Ping village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts

of Phnom Penh. Police said he was chopped several times on the head and in the body

by a group of 20 people. One of them was arrested at the scene, but was later freed

after police found no evidence against him.

JULY 20: A truck driver, Ngau Pheng, 45, died instantly in an accident at

noon in Vihea Chin village, Siem Reap province. Police said the man asked one of

his workers to fix the lorry. When it was ready, he clambered under the vehicle to

check the screws, and the worker started it and ran him over.

JULY 20: Chhoam Chhon, 22, was found dead in the early morning in O'Romdoul

village, Phnom Preuk district, Battambang. Police said Chhon, a motodop driver, may

have been the victim of a robbery as his motorbike was stolen.

JULY 21: Tip Vinh, 45, a rice-mill owner, was shot dead at midnight in Samrong

O'Trea village, Ek Phnom district, Battambang. Police said the man, a member of the

Cambodian People's Party, was shot once in the head with an AK-47 while sleeping

in a hammock guarding his pigs. Police suspect revenge was the motive as the gunman

fled without stealing anything.

JULY 21: Meas Pros, 26, a worker at Acleda Bank, was robbed of his motorbike

at 6:15 am on the Russian Federation Boulevard in Teuk Laak 1 commune, Tuol Kork

district, Phnom Penh. He told police that two men on a motorbike blocked his path,

then shot him in the shoulder before stealing his bike.

JULY 21: Chiep Phorn, 27, an activist with the Sam Rainsy Party, was sent

to Preah Kossamak hospital for treatment after being knocked down in Kien Khlaing

village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. He told police two unidentified men struck

him on the head with a stick while he was walking home at night. His family said

political revenge was the reason, and said Phorn had recently argued with a neighbor,

Hi Sarom, who tore down an SRP sign.

JULY 21: A 76-year-old man, Ham Seng, an activist with the Sam Rainsy Party,

died during a night-time accident while returning from a meeting in K'bal O village,

Stung Trang district, Kampong Cham. Thea Sokhom, 25, the victim's nephew who was

with him, told police that his uncle died from massive head injuries after his bicycle

ran into a canal.

JULY 22: Hem Virak, 20, was sent to Calmette Hospital for treatment after

being knifed at 9:10 pm while walking to a theater in Tonle Bassac commune where

his parents sell corn. Virak told police one person stabbed him in the back before

running away to Prayu Vong pagoda.

JULY 23: Police arrested three brothers after they were accused of a triple

murder committed the previous night in Por village, Kampong Chhnang province. Police

said the suspects, Meas Yoeun, 49, Meas Yong, 31, and Meas Srea, 28, killed their

neighbors after accusing them of sorcery. A couple, Rai Moeng Ly, 44, Srim Yeng,

45, and their father, Van Kuoch, 92, all of whom were Funcinpec members, were murdered

with an ax and a knife.

JULY 23: Police arrested Soung Vinthol, 22, after he killed a woman the previous

day in O'Russei 4 precinct, Phnom Penh. Vinthol told police he killed Seak Eng, 63,

after Taing Sok Heng, 26, paid him $500 to kill his mother. Police arrested Sok Heng

at his mother's funeral. Sok Heng told police he was angry after his mother refused

to give him $1,000 to marry a 16-year-old girl.

JULY 23: Pich Hum, 56, a forestry conservation officer, was shot dead at 8

pm in Sroeung village, Prasad Sambo district, Kampong Thom. Police said the man,

a CPP member, was shot in the chest while on the look-out for illegal logging in

the Mieng Ly Heng concession. His AK-47 and a radio were stolen. Police said they

had no idea of the motive.

JULY 24: Chan Phen, 37, was sent to Calmette Hospital for treatment after

being knocked down while walking up to an apartment to attend the funeral of a relative

in Monorom commune, Phnom Penh. Taing Ken, 20, told police that Phen was struck several

times with a stick by a group of teenagers who then fled after stealing his telephone.

JULY 24: Police sent Phat Rasmey, 23, to Calmette Hospital after he was beaten

during a robbery at 7:30 pm in Takhmau town, Kandal province. Van Nary, 19, told

police that five people beat Rasmey several times before stealing his motorbike after

he pulled over to urinate.

JULY 25: Sar Phoeun, 23, a fruit-seller, was axed and seriously injured during

a revenge attack at midnight in Tonle Bassac commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Phoeun

was chopped once in the head before being dropped off at home. His mother suspects

a friend axed him, as he had earlier been invited for a drink. Phoeun was sent to

Calmette Hospital.

JULY 26: Heng Limkeang, 27, was sent to the provincial hospital after being

shot at his farm at 9:30 am in Tuol Sambo village, Kampong Cham province. His wife

said her husband was shot in the chest with an AK-47 by an unknown person who fled

empty-handed.

JULY 26: A 25-year-old man, Ven Phally, was found hanged at 7:30 am from the

roof of his house in Trapaing Chhouk village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police

said he hanged himself with electric cable after his girlfriend left him for another

man.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun

Pheap

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