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Police Blotter: 02 August 2002

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JULY 19: Meng Sokha, 39, a policeman at the Ministry of Interior, was knifed

to death at 2:30 pm in Psar Doeum Kor commune, Phnom Penh. Police said he was chopped

several times in the head and neck while attempting to rape Chan Nak, 16, a wife

of Lim Chea Uy, 24. They were later arrested and confessed to the killing after they

came back from hiding in Kampot province.

 

JULY 19: Five people died and three others were severely injured during

an accident at 9 pm on Route 4 in Trapaing Kraloeung village, Phnom Srouch district,

Kampong Speu. Police said a Toyota Camry hit a tree after colliding with two garment

workers who were on the footpath.

JULY 20: Ym Chetra, 21, was sent to Calmette Hospital for treatment after

being knifed and severely injured at 6:30 pm near Phnom Penh's Vattanak Vichea Primary

School while walking to a private study class. Police said Chetra, who studies at

the Santhor Muk Secondary School, was chopped seven times by a group of gangsters

who escaped on motorbikes.

JULY 20: Soung Sim, 50, was found hanging from a tree in Choeung Kauk village,

Kampong Siem district, Kampong Cham. Police said the man hanged himself after the

authorities tried to arrest him for the rape and murder of his sister-in-law, Lai

Sokthy, 15.

JULY 21: Buot Samnang, 45, was found dead in the early morning at his house

in Kien Chrey village, Kampong Siem district, Kampong Cham. Police said he was killed

with an ax the previous night after drinking wine with his six neighbors.

JULY 21: An 8-year-old girl, No Romsalin, was found dead at 9 pm in the

toilet of Chom Roeun Cheat Primary School in Chraing Chomras 1 commune, Russei Keo

district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said she had been raped then murdered.

Her neighbor, Sai Yut, 63, was arrested after police were told she was seen with

him earlier in the evening.

JULY 21: Hien Som Ith, 25, was shot dead during a night-time robbery in

Veal Vong village, Sampov Loon district, Battambang. Police said he was shot in the

head with an AK-47 by his friend, Thorng Chea, 27, who stole his motorbike. The men

had returned from drinking wine at a ground-breaking ceremony at Sre Thmei pagoda.

Chea and another man were later arrested.

JULY 21: Leang Heng, 42, a farmer, was found dead at his house in Hay San

village, Thmar Kaul district, Battambang. Police said he was murdered at night with

an ax, and suspect it was a revenge killing as nothing was stolen.

JULY 22: Heang Heng, 42, a moto-taxi driver, was arrested for a murder

committed the previous week in Tonle Bassac commune, Chamkar Morn district, Phnom

Penh. Police said Heng chopped the head of Kim Thea, 28, who died later in Calmette

Hospital. Thea and a friend had argued with Heng the previous day over money.

JULY 22: Meung Von, 25, was knifed and seriously injured during a quarrel

at 8:15 pm at a guest house in Thnoat Chrum village, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh.

Police said Von, a cyclo driver, was stabbed twice in the stomach by a neighbor,

Seng Ra, 23, who then escaped. Police said Ra comes from Mesang district, Prey Veng

province.

JULY 23: Jhang Lichea, 49, a Chinese national, was sent to Calmette Hospital

after being shot and severely wounded at 8:40 pm while sitting in front of her massage

shop in Psar Thmei 2 commune, Phnom Penh. Police said she was shot in the back with

a K-54 handgun while trying to fight off two pickpockets. They escaped after stealing

her handphone.

JULY 23: Kong Mengkia, 23, and his brother, Kong Mengseng, 20, were sent

to Calmette Hospital after being shot and severely wounded at midnight in Psar Thmei

2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victims, who were driving a Toyota Camry,

were attacked by a group of gangsters in another vehicle after returning from a restaurant

on Kampuchea Krom Street where the two groups had argued. The brothers were sent

overseas for treatment.

JULY 24: A 16-year-old girl, Keo Sreylin, was murdered and her body dumped

in a canal at 11:45 am in Raing Dek village, Kien Svay district, Kandal. Police said

she was strangled by a neighbor, Chev Sokthan, 18, who stole her gold earrings worth

around $10. Sokthan was later arrested.

JULY 24: Yoeu Sopheap, 25, died on the way to Calmette Hospital after being

knifed in a revenge attack at 9:30 pm in Svay Pak village, Russei Keo district, on

the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said Sopheap was stabbed in the chest and shoulder.

Before Sopheap died he told his family that a neighbor, Khay Tauch, had stabbed him.

JULY 24: Mey Chan, 22, an employee at the Star Vegas Casino, was beaten

to death during a quarrel at 6:30 pm in Poipet village, O'Chroeu district, Banteay

Meanchey. Police said he was killed with a steel bar and a hoe by Bun Mao, 29, and

another man. Mao was later arrested.

JULY 25: Chea Samnang, 22, was shot dead in a revenge attack at 4:45 am

in Chey Chumnas commune, Phnom Penh. Police said he was shot in the head by a 20-year-old

unidentified man who escaped on a motorbike.

JULY 25: A 29-year-old man, Heang, was sent to Preah Kossamak Hospital

for treatment after losing consciousness at around 3 am in Tumnop Teuk precinct,

Chamkar Morn district, Phnom Penh. Police said the man, a moto-taxi driver, had been

drugged with sleeping pills after he drank several cans of beer given to him by a

passenger who then stole his motorbike.

JULY 25: Chea Chheng, 57, was sent to a clinic for treatment after being

knifed and seriously injured during a quarrel at around 10 am in Doeum Chan village,

Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. Police said he was stabbed by 55-year-old Thach Hong,

an ice-cream seller, who was immediately arrested.

JULY 25: Kang Sary, 40, died instantly during an accident at around 6 pm

while walking on the footpath of Route 7 in Paun village, Kampong Cham province.

Police said she was hit by a Toyota driven by Oul Sophea, 33, a CMAC employee. He

died later and four passengers were injured when his vehicle overturned in Tonle

Bit village after he tried to flee the scene.

JULY 26: Chea Na, 40, the deputy chief of the 7th January criminal police

division, was found dead at 5:45 am at his office in O'Russei 2 commune, Phnom Penh.

His boss, Sao Mary, said Na, who was married with three children, committed suicide

with a K-59 handgun. His wife had left him the previous year.

JULY 26: A 36-year-old woman, Poeu Ward, was murdered during a family quarrel

at 9:30 am in Smoang Khang Choeung village, Kamchai Mear district, Prey Veng. Police

said her husband, Chan Chea, 39, knocked her down with a hammer then cut her throat

in a jealous rage. Chea was later arrested after trying to flee by car.

JULY 27: The body of a 32-year-old man, Ym Da, was found in a water basin

at 6 am on Veng Sreng Street in Trapaing Thleung village, Dangkor district, on the

outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said Da, who came from Yaul Taung village, Bati district,

Takeo, was murdered a few days earlier after he tried to steal someone else's possessions.

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