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Police Blotter: 07 March 1997



Feb 15: Sok Virak, 23, a policeman, was killed by his friend in his house

at midnight. The assailant escaped with a necklace, diamond ring and Viva bike.


Feb 15: A group of bandits robbed and killed two passengers - Sour Vorn,

30, and Ghen Yol, 31 - at 8pm in Puchen Dan village, Prey Veng province. The bandits

escaped with five motorbikes, some money and gold.

Feb 16: Yem Young, 35, a prisoner at Siem Rep prison, was killed by a guard

when a group of prisoners tried to escape when the guard unlocked the door for them

to take showers.

Feb 17: Keo Srey Mom, 16, a night club girl, was arrested by the Director

of Russey Keo School when she tried to steal a necklace from Sok Yan, a schoolgirl.

Feb 17: Yen Pok ,50, a head of Kok Roka district and three other men were

injured when unidentified men launched a B-40 rocket at their car at 8:30 pm in Kok

Roka district. A source said this incident was prompted by malice.

Feb 18: Va Piseth, 12, a student, killed himself by eating poison because

he was angry with his mother. The incident took place in Khan Russey Keo at 8:30


Feb 19: Two burglers were arrested after they tried to loot property from

the house of MP Ahmad Yahya in Khan Toul Kok.

Feb 19: Then Koun, 17, a student, was arrested by police at 2:25 pm in

Saang district, Kandal province after he killed his friend Sokhea, 17, for a Dream


Feb 21: Ket Hak, a policeman and also a cow killer, was killed by his friend

who cut his neck with a knife used for killing cows at 10 pm in Sangkat Boeung Salang

Khan Toul Kok. The offender escaped.

Feb 22: Le Mee, 25, a policeman, was seriously injured when shot in the

stomach at 11pm in a Stung Meanchay brothel. A witness said Mee and the gunman had

been in an argument to compete over a prostitute.

Feb 22: Sok Kim, 43, was robbed by three robbers in her house at 7:30pm

while her door was unlocked, the robbers escaped with three wrist watches, earrings,

a necklace and $550.

Feb 23: Den Sakhorn, 35, a traffic policeman, was killed by unidentified

men who shot him near Independence Monument. The reason is still being investigated.

Feb 24: Nop Sovanny, 32, a soldier, was killed by Douch Mony, 40, a policeman.

A witness said the victim shot a few bullets into the air in front of Mony's wife,

a sweet seller. Mony took an AK47 and shot Sovanny when he saw the victim point the

gun at him. Mony and his family escaped.

Feb 26: Doung Khea, 42, a policeman and also a mototaxi driver, was left

unconscious after four passengers invited him to enjoy a beer and roast beef with

poison in front of railway station at 10pm.

Feb 27: A 54-year-old man, Bou Aun, killed himself by using a big knife

to cut his neck at 7am in his brother's house on Mao Tse Tung Blvd. He was disappointed

with his life as a farmer.

Feb 27: Sour Pol, was arrested by police at midnight after he killed Sok

Vibol with a bottle at a game shop on February 26.

Feb 27: A one-year-old boy was killed and two other children were seriously

injured after they ate some corn that was given to them by Song Sora. Police said

the corn was poisoned and Sora disappeared that day.

Feb 28: One man and three women were killed and one woman and one man were

seriously wounded after they drove into the Independence Monument at 1:30 am. The

two wounded died later because there was no hope to save them, doctors said.

- Summarized from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Bou




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