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Police Blotter: 07-November-2003




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.



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