TWO DRUNKen MOTO THIEVES ON THE RUN
Sean Ratha, 20, was arrested by Pursat provincial police on Monday after he and two other accomplices stole a motorbike from a karaoke parlor in Prey Nhi commune. The victim, Sean Sokhom, 34, told police that on Monday night at about 9pm he drove two karaoke girls to Ponleu Chan Karaoke when three drunk people appeared and hurt him. Police identified the two fugitives as Vat, 22, and Lov, 20.
CHIEF DISCOVERED HANGED AT HOME
Svay Ngim, 58, the chief of Kaheng village in Kampong Speu province’s Sampoang Tong district, was found hanging from a mango tree behind his house on Monday. His wife Ou Samot, 54, told police that her husband had told her a few days before his hanging that he had a headache and was feeling scared of something. On the day of the incident, he woke up at 5:30am and walked behind the house, but she did not pay attention to his behaviour.
MAN GETS 15 YEARS FOR INCEST-RAPE
Chhorn Phal, 48, was sentenced to 15 years in jail by Kampong Speu provincial court on Tuesday on charges of raping his daughter five times and causing her to become pregnant. Police said that Chhorn Phal, living in Chumpo Prek village, in Oudong district, was arrested on February 2 after police received complaints from the victim. At the hearing, the suspect told the court that he did not force his daughter, but that she agreed to have sex with him, but the claim was denied by the victim.
THREE ARRESTED OVER APRIL KILLING
Military Police in Banteay Meanchey province arrested three people last week on suspicion of the premeditated murder of a 43-year-old market vendor. Men Phearom, provincial deputy commander of the Military Police, said the arrests were made after the suspects used samarai swords to chop vendor Sok Chhaily on April 30, causing him severe injuries. Men Phearom said a sword was confiscated, and that the three suspects have been sent to the provincial court for punishment.