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Police Blotter: 07 November1997



Oct 17: Da and Oun, beergirls, were seriously wounded by a grenade explosion

at Taphol village in Siam Reap province. Police said that a grenade was hung in front

of Ou Chen's house who is a judge at the Siem Reap court. Police concluded that it

might be an act of revenge against Ou Chen.


Oct 18: Lok Sreynong, 18, a garment factory worker and waitress at the

Vimean Pkay Meas Restaurant, drowned in front of Ouna Lom pagoda, Phnom Penh at 10:30

am. A witness said that she possibly got dizzy and fell down into the river.

Oct 19: One person was killed, two wounded and another one arrested after

an exchange of gunfire between police and drunkards who drove motorcycles and hit

a gun checkpoint at 12 pm near Kossamak hospital west of Phnom Penh. Police confiscated

two motorcycles and two pistols.

Oct 22: Three people were wounded after six gunmen shot at Kampong Speu

province town. The head of provincial police said that a few days ago he received

reports of a plan to rob Kampong Speu market so he deployed his troops around the

market but the gunmen came to the taxi station and hit a traffic policeman, then

fired three bullets at him. Then they fired a lot of bullets anywhere and drove out

toward to the west.

Oct 24: Three Chinese men - Chun Ming, 31, Leng Chun, 22 and Ou Chenkang,

21 - were robbed by gun robbers in two cars after they came back from the Martini

pub. The robbers took $3000 and 600 yuan. After an exchange of gunfire with military

police, one car was damaged and one military policeman was hurt. The offenders escaped.

Oct 25: Neang Borath, 25, a pimp, was arrested by police after they received

a complaint from a victim's brother. The victim said that she was sold to a brothel

in June for $50 by a moto-taxi driver after he raped her. At a Toul Kork brothel

the victim alleges she was forced to accept 6 to 8 clients per day and she received

nothing except food.

Oct 25: Keo Vannang was killed and his wife died after going to hospital,

by Sam Yana, a military policeman who shot them after they had an argument with each

other. A witness said that the offender and the victim had been arguing about two

weeks ago and on that day the offender was drunk and came to shoot the victims in

the house and escaped without taking a gun.

Oct 26: A news seller was seriously injured by a car that hit her newspaper

store near Toul Tom Pong pagoda at 5 pm. A source said that Pha Sim who is a cyclo

driver asked his friend who is a taxi driver for the car keys to try to drive the

car but, unluckily, the car went to hit another car and sped up to hit the store

named "Loving peace".

Oct 26: Four rapists were arrested by police at 11:30 am at Oung Dara's

house where they raped two victims who were abducted from the park in front of Royal

Palace. The offenders confessed that they took the two ladies and raped them.

Oct 26: Horn Way, 30, was killed by an unidentifided man who hit him with

a stick when he came back home from a drinking place at 7:30 pm in Kandal Stung district

Kandal province. His wife said that he never had any argument with anyone. The motive

is still being investigated.

Oct 27: Py Thon, 63 and his grandson Phong Sam Ouen, 19 were run down by

a truck at a roundabout on Kil Ell Song Blvd. at 11:45 am in Toul Kok district. An

eyewitness said that the motorcycle rode by the victims and the truck were coming

the same direction and the motorcycle was hit by the front wheel of the truck. The

driver escaped from the scene.

Oct 27: Prom Saouen, was seriously injured by a group of gangsters who

struck his head with a hatchet and cut his hand after they had an argument with each

other at a pagoda when they were enjoying the Kathen ceremony in Svay Rieng province.

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




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