POLICE SAY DRUNKARD BEAT WIFE, IN-LAW
A man was arrested after allegedly beating up his father-in-law in Kampot province on Friday. Police say the man was drunk when he came home and began verbally abusing his wife, prompting his father-in-law to step in. The intervention sparked a violent retaliation from the 29-year-old man, who began beating his relative with a piece of metal. He later confessed the assault to police and was sent to court.
DRUGS BUST NABS RENTERS, NOT OWNER
Police have arrested six people in a drugs raid but failed to stop the 49-year-old owner of the house from fleeing. The alleged drug users were caught trying to gather their stash after police officers burst into the Phnom Penh rental property on Monday. The operation involved multiple surveillance cameras and netted drugs, video equipment and other drug-related materials. Teuk Thla commune – where the house is located – is notorious for its illicit drug trade, a police officer said.
TEEN DEAD AFTER GANGSTER SCUFFLE
An 18-year-old teenager died after a violent clash between two rival groups of gangsters in Mong Russey district, Battambang province. Witnesses say the two groups attacked each other with sticks and swords. A 19-year-old man was apprehended and has subsequently confessed his involvement in the killing, but police are searching for 11 other men who are still at large and wanted in connection with the killing.
QUICK ARREST AFTER SLOW GETAWAY
A 17-year-old student was arrested in Kampot province walking with a motorcycle he is suspected of stealing from a local hospital. He was apprehended by military police on Friday – four days after the bike went missing from the hospital. The suspect’s family says he suffers from a mental illness that has caused him to engage in other episodes of erratic behavior. But despite the family’s pleas, police still sent the suspect to a provincial court.
MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED RAPE
A man has been charged with attempting to rape a 5-year-old girl in Battambang province. According to the girl’s parents, the 45-year-old tried to lure the child into his house so he could assault her. The suspect told police he wanted to “play” with the girl and offer her some food, but that he never tried to rape her.