MARCH 26: Sao Nhor, 45, was knifed and seriously injured during a morning
family fight in O'Pongrar village, Kampong Speu province. Police said the woman was
chopped several times on the head and shoulder by her nephew, Thuon Phally, 22, who
became angry after she refused to give him 5,000 riel. Phally escaped after the incident,
but he was later arrested.
MARCH 27: The body of Im Chintra, 18, a student at the Samdech Krom Preah
junior high school, was found in O'Ambil village, Banteay Meanchey province. Police
said Chintra, who worked as a motodop driver part-time, was murdered a week ago by
a passenger who stole his bike.
MARCH 27: The naked body of a 54-year-old man, Long Srun, was found at a rice
field in Mol village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said
Srun, a motodop driver, had been drugged with sleeping pills and he was later killed
by his passenger, who stole his motorbike.
MARCH 28: A motodop driver, Loch Saren, 34, was found dead near his bike at
around 10 pm in Veal Vong village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Saren was murdered
with a knife and his throat had been cut. Police suspect revenge attack was the motive
for the killing because Saren had recently argued with a neighbor during a drinking
MARCH 28: A policeman, Khim Khy, 40, escaped after committing a murder in
the early morning in Phaao Koeut village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Khy
was drunk and killed his wife, Chin Ra, 38. Ra was gunned down with an AK-47 during
a family argument over a jealousy.
MARCH 28: A motodop driver, Doeun Dina, 30, was killed instantly by lightning
during a storm at around 6 pm in Thlao village, Prey Veng province. Police said the
man was struck on the chest and the neck while driving home. Police said a cow at
the scene was also electrocuted.
MARCH 30: A 33-year-old woman, Thach Yin, committed suicide at around 5 pm
at a guest house in Boeng Salang commune, Phnom Penh. Her family told police that
Yin hanged herself with a krama after the result of a blood test at the Russian hospital
and said she had been attacked with HIV virus.
MARCH 31: A 32-year-old man, Chan Phea, was sent to the provincial hospital
and a day later taken to Calmette Hospital for surgery after being shot in Svay Tip
village, Kampong Cham province. Police said the man was shot in the urinary system
and severely wounded while he and his friend were returning home from a drink on
MARCH 31: Heang Samith, 33, an activist with the Sam Rainsy Party, was found
dead in a hammock in the early morning in Trapaing Kamplinh village, Kampot province.
A neighbor told police Samith was axed six times by his wife, Un Nait, 42, whom he
had argued with the previous night. The woman was arrested and confessed to the police
that she killed her husband because he tortured her sometimes.
APRIL 1: Sim Chhurn, 41, was knifed to death during a family argument in the
early evening in Kraing Speu village, Kampong Speu province. Police said Chhurn was
stabbed in the groin by his wife, Chhim Huon, 42, who later committed suicide with
poison after she tried unsuccessfully to hang herself. The couple left a four-month-old
APRIL 1: Police arrested Mok Mai, 19, after he was accused of committing a
murder in Damnak Svay village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Mai killed Soeun
Samnang, 10, after coming to collect money from him. Mai had bought a cucumber from
the boy but did not pay for it. When the boy went to his house to collect payment,
he was killed.
APRIL 2: Chheang Narin, 30, a silver vendor, was shot and severely wounded
in an argument at around 10 am at Tuol Tompoung market in Phnom Penh. Police said
Narin was shot in a shoulder by an unknown man who is believed to be the bodyguard
for a Chinese woman. They escaped in a Camry car. They said the gunman was angry
because Narin sold fake silver to his boss.
APRIL 3: Police arrested Huon Vannara, 31, and later handed him to the provincial
police after he was accused of a rape the previous day in Banteay Chhmar village,
Siem Reap province. Police said the man raped his own daughter, 16, while she was
preparing to have a shower at a pond nearby the house. The girl told police she had
been raped three times since early February.
APRIL 3: Chhit An, 33, was shot dead at around 11 am on Kampuchea Krom Boulevard
in Psar Thmei 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said An, a fisherman from Sihanoukville,
was mentally unbalanced after cumulatively losing $20,000 in his business. They had
a complaint he was causing trouble, and while they were speaking to him, he grabbed
an AK-47 from a policeman and sprayed bullets at passersby, severely wounding two.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun
Pheap and Sam Rith