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Police Blotter: 04 October 1996



Sept 20: Siv Minh, 36, from Kien Svay district, Kandal province, killed

herself by drinking poison. Her husband Ieng Choy, 38, said he and his wife had divorced

four days previously. He said he always blamed his wife because she did not bear

any children with him since their wedding.


Sept 20: Five teenagers were arrested by local police in Meanchey district,

Phnom Penh, two days after their victim, Sok Samnang, 30, called the authorities.

Bunthoeurn, Ratha, Bunthe, Bunthet, and Chanthoeurn, confessed they beat and injured

the victim's head and that they always threatened their neighbors.

Sept 20: A former prisoner from Prey Veng, Sarng Sean, 37, was arrested

with a K59 handgun in Psar Chah market. Sean confessed that his 20-member gang -

most of them border land police and others former prisoners - had committed ten robberies

and a least two murders. Sean was one of 70 men who broke out of the prison and escaped

in 1993.

Sept 21: Hong Nam Exchange in Khan 7 Makara, Phnom Penh was robbed of more

than $100,000 in property by five unidentified robbers. Chann Soth, 55, said she

and her family were threatened with an AK47, during the two and a half hour robbery.

Sept 21: A school girl, Sot San, 12, from Bathiey district Kampong Cham

province was shot through her cheek while she was walking with her aunt. Her mother,

Sot Dok, 45, said she and her family had never quarrelled with others.

Sept 21: Sim Sen, 52, suffered serious head injuries when he tried stopping

a knife fight between his two nephews in Takeo province. The victim was taken to

Kosamak hospital, Phnom Penh. Kroeurn, 28, had a quarrel with Suon Korn, 25, after

the pair had been drinking alcohol together. Kroeurn, who injured Sen, disappeared.

Sept 21: A cyclo driver, Bun Sokhar, 28, was arrested in Deumkor market

after he took 1,005 pairs of slippers from a seller. loaded them on his cyclo and

pedalled away. Sokhar confessed that it was the fourth time he had committed a robbery

this way.

Sept 21: Horn Nim, 19, was arrested in her house at Sa 'ang district two

days after she had killed an eight year old girl, her neighbor. Nim confessed she

was angry with Kim, the older sister of victim, who accused her of stealing money.

Nim added she wanted to kill Kim but at the last she killed Kim's younger sister

for revenge.

Sept 22: Choun Ry, 42, from Prek Takong village, was killed by a car driven

by a Frenchman San Miselfeau, 51, at the corner of Norodom Blvd. and St 462. Police

said the accident was caused by Miselfeau driving too fast.

Sept 22: Seven security officers working at the Samdech Krom Preah Ranariddh

Gardens along the Tonle Sap river, were arrested after they robbed $3,500 and two

chi of gold from tree Pakistani tourists at night. Buth Sothy, 27, Sem Khon, 24,

Nuon Sorphea, 19, Buth Sichuon, Saing Oun, and Pheng Norn, 23, were arrested and

$2,240 was recovered.

Sept 23: A drunken man, Ch-hoeurng Chanvuthy, 31, was shot in a brothel

on St 240 and died at Calmette hospital. Chanvuthy had previously pointed his own

gun at a man, who at the time was busy with a prostitute. The brothel owner, Hor

Phalla, 25, said the victim always came and argued with brothel customers. The murderer


Sept 24: Police in Chomkar Mon arrested six teenage gang members - including

Chheap Vireah, 19, whom the others called "Brother Number One" - and took

from them a grenade. Police said this gang used to shoot guns around the Chhuk Tip

night club, catch and beat and rob people. They had also raped girls at night leaving

a private school, they said.

Sept 25: Heng Sideth, 21, was stabbed three times and killed by his fiance

Rin Phalla, 25, after Sideth had slapped Phalla for becoming a prostitute. She needed

the money because her family was very poor. Witnesses said Sideth did not fight back

because he was so drunk. Police arrested Phalla.

Sept 25: Chheang Chin, 45, was stabbed many times by a woman, Knhom, 21,

and also stabbed three times by another man at his house in Chak Chrouk village,

Phnom Penh, after he stopped his neighbors from gambling at cards. They were making

too much noise in front of his house. The unconscious victim was taken to Kosamak

hospital and the two were arrested.

Sept 26: A Honda car ran over a curb and into a Chinese noodle shop west

of Olympic market, injuring two waitresses. Pheang Kut, 19, broke her left leg and

Taing Muoy, 63, broke her hip. The driver, known as Phe Bophal, who lived at house

No. 4Z, St. 101, disappeared after he fled the scene, leaving his car.

Sept 27: An identified man around 40 was found dead in a lake in Toek Laok

3, Khann Toul Kork, Phnom Penh. Some sources at the place said a man had drowned

since Sept 26 but no-one could help him because his body had sunk in the water. People

said a man was always drunk every day.

- (Reported by Soly Vannpok and Chhun Phaveng from Khmer newspapers Rasmei

Kampuchea, Koh Santepheap and Chakraval.)



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