OCTOBER 24: Kim Lon, 47, and her son-in-law were arrested for murdering her
daughter the previous week in Kauk Chres village, Samrong district, Oddor Meanchey.
Nhan Sarom, 18, was found hanged at home, and Lon told police she had committed suicide.
But after investigation, police said Lon had been having an affair with her daughter's
husband, Oun Rithy, 18, and the pair had strangled Sarom, then hung up her body to
make the death look like suicide.
OCTOBER 24: Sok Sal, 26, was arrested and later handed to police after he
raped a woman in Chamkar Sleng village, Dangkor district, Phnom Penh. The woman's
husband told police Sal, a friend of his, was invited to his house to drink wine.
After the husband and wife fell asleep, Sal had sex with the wife, who at first did
not resist, thinking it was her husband.
OCTOBER 25: Police arrested Prum Sarith, 22, after he was accused of rape
committed five months earlier in Boeng Thom village, Kampong Trach district, Kampot
province. Police said Sarith fled to his relative's house in Phnom Penh after he
raped a 14-year-old girl. The girl told police Sarith and his accomplice dragged
her to a nearby abandoned cottage and raped her while she was returning home from
watching a merry-go-round.
OCTOBER 26: Mat Sokary, 21, a Cham Muslim, was sent to a district hospital
for treatment after being shot during a night-time robbery in Kilo Lek Boun village,
Banteay Meanchey province. A witness told police Sokary, a motodop driver, was ordered
to stop to give someone a ride, then shot once in the temple by his passenger, who
then escaped, stealing the bike.
OCTOBER 27: Three people died and four others were seriously wounded in a
night-time accident followed by gunfire on Preah Sihanouk Boulevard in Tuol Svay
Prey 2 commune, Phnom Penh. Witnesses told a newspaper a Corolla crashed into a truck
parked on the street. A Camry stopped to rescue the Corolla's inhabitants, but gangsters
who had been accompanying the crashed Corolla, believed to be relatives of a government
official, took AK-47s from the back of their cars and attacked the Camry. The gunmen
escaped in the cars with their accomplices, who were injured in the accident. Police
arrested two of the gunmen.
OCTOBER 27: Riam Sary, 34, and his brother, Riam Saveat, 22, were fatally
gunned down during a robbery at 8:30 am in O'Lvea village, Banteay Meanchey province.
Police said four gunmen entered Sary's house and shot him in the throat then they
shot Saveat in the armpit with an AK-47. The robbers, who had an AK-47, an AKC, and
one handgun, escaped by foot after they stole 20,000 baht and Sary's handphone.
OCTOBER 28: Bun Sakhan, 48, a taxi driver, was shot dead at 3:15 am while
driving on National Road 5 in Andaung Thmarmeas village, Banteay Meanchey province.
Police said he was struck in the chest and in the arm with an AK-47 and a K-54 handgun.
Police suspect revenge was the motive as he had recently argued with his partner
at the Poipet taxi parking station.
OCTOBER 29: Um Oeun, 36, was sent to a clinic for treatment after being severely
injured during a family argument at around 3 pm in Dey Srok village, Prey Veng province.
Police said he was stabbed in the stomach, the arm, and leg with scissors by his
wife, Ouk Mao, 36. She escaped.
OCTOBER 29: Police arrested two people accused of multiple murder five months
earlier in Kal Mek village, Kampong Thom province. Police said the suspects, Chhai
Sokhurn, 27, and Hin Thy, 29, escaped after killing their three neighbors. One of
the victims, Ham Sorm, 65, had been accused of sorcery and murdered with an AK-47
while returning home from a rice field.
OCTOBER 29: Six passengers died instantly and another was sent to Calmette
Hospital after being seriously injured in an accident at 9:30 pm while they were
in a car driven on National Road 6A in Prek Leap village, Russei Keo district, Phnom
Penh. Police said the car ran off a bridge and hit a dry riverbank while trying to
overtake another car driving in the same direction.
OCTOBER 29: Sem Phat, 34, a fruit vendor, was shot and wounded during a robbery
while she was riding on a motorbike with her husband in Trey Daun Ok village, Dangkor
district, Phnom Penh. Leang Vey, 45, told police that two robbers on a motorbike
shot his wife in the waist with a K-54 handgun then attempted to steal his new motorbike.
His two damleung gold necklace went missing while he tried to fight off the robbers.
OCTOBER 30: A suspected robber, Seng Thang, 43, was arrested for a murder
committed two years ago in Boeng Khunchhang village, Smach Meanchey district, Koh
Kong province. Police said he killed a motodop driver, Minh Samnang, 23, and stole
his motorbike. Police said Thang fled to Thailand after the murder.
OCTOBER 30: Ouch Meat, 24, was found hanged at 7:45 pm from the roof of his
house in Preah Ponlea village, Phnom Penh. His family-in-law told police Meat committed
suicide as he had a family crisis.
OCTOBER 30: Hem Sarat, 22, an employee at the Imperial Garden Villas, was
fatally gunned down at midnight while he and his friend were riding on a motorbike
on Sisowath Quay Boulevard in Chatomuk commune, Phnom Penh. His friend, Than, told
police two unknown men on a motorbike shot Sarat twice with a handgun then escaped
on their bike. Police suspect revenge as the motive as the gunmen escaped empty-handed.
OCTOBER 31: An ambulance took an unidentified man to the Russian hospital
for treatment after he was knocked down in attempted robbery at around 4 am in Tuol
Svay Prey 2 commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the man pointed a plastic handgun at
an elderly woman to extort money. The man was arrested and beaten by a mob then handed
to the police.
NOVEMBER 2: One passenger died in Sre Ambel hospital and 12 others were injured
when a GST passenger bus going from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville pulled out to try
to overtake a passenger van and collided head-on with a large, northbound container
truck. Police impounded the van and the truck.