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Police Blotter: 1 October, 2003


SEPTEMBER 24: Sis Yar, 33, was knifed and severely injured after returning

home from a dance at 11:30 pm in Chhouk Kranhas village, Kampong Chhnang province.

The reason for the attack is not known, but Yar's wife told police a neighbor chopped

her husband in the neck then escaped into the nearby forest.

SEPTEMBER 24: Mao Thom, 20, was arrested for a murder he allegedly committed

the previous day during a quarrel at a dance in Preah Ang Trung village, Siem Reap

province. Police said the man was angry and killed his neighbor, Te Lina, 18, with

a knife after he tried to stop an argument between two groups.

SEPTEMBER 24: A motodup driver, Dung Rady, 18, was axed to death during a

robbery at 9 pm in Svay village, Battambang province. A passer-by told police that

the man was chopped several times in the head and face by his two passengers who

then escaped on his motorbike.

SEPTEMBER 26: A 35-year-old woman, Phat Lon, was arrested after she committed

a murder at 4:30 pm in Prek Tamao village, Kandal province. Police said the woman

was angry and killed her husband, Chan Chea, 38, with a knife after he knocked her

down during a family quarrel.

SEPTEMBER 26: Police are looking for a group of gangsters who escaped after

committing a murder in Khnar village, Sithor Kandal district, Prey Veng. Police said

the gang killed Nauch Nai, 20, during an argument in a dance hall the previous night.

The victim was knifed in the stomach and died after being sent to the provincial


SEPTEMBER 27: Police arrested a 47-year-old woman, Tid Nan, for murders she

allegedly committed in Treng Trayeung village, Phnom Srouch district, Kampong Speu.

Police said the woman persuaded two 11-year-old girls to go to a bamboo forest and

killed them to steal their gold earrings. Kuon Poeu was murdered with a knife and

Sao Channa was smashed with a hoe.

SEPTEMBER 27: Two of four suspected robbers, Khieu Routha, 20, and Phon Ban,

22, were arrested after being accused of killing a motodup driver during a robbery

in O'Dangkaul village, Kampong Speu province. Police said the suspects attacked Khieu

Sokyeat, 40, with an ax and a knife then they escaped on his bike. The victim died

after being sent to Calmette Hospital.

SEPTEMBER 27: Lon Lai, 40, was sent to Calmette Hospital for treatment after

being knifed in a dance hall quarrel at 9 pm in Sampan Leu village, Kandal province.

Police said the man was stabbed in the shoulder, the neck and the head by a group

of five gangsters who were angry after he stepped on the foot of their friend while

dancing. Im Sokhom, 22, was also knifed in the shoulder as he tried to resist the


SEPTEMBER 28: The body of a 30-year-old woman, Choo Jung Hwa, a Korean national,

was found floating at 6:30 am in a stream near Wat Damnak village, Siem Reap province.

Police gave no comment on the death, but said she was murdered elsewhere and her

body dumped there the previous night.

SEPTEMBER 28: The body of a 12-year-old girl, Sum Kheng, was found in a forest

near Ponley village, Mesang district, Prey Veng. Police said the girl was raped then


SEPTEMBER 29: Kong Leakhena, 15, died instantly in a terrible accident at

11 am while she and her mother were on a motodup driven on Mao Tse-tung Boulevard,

Phnom Penh. Police said a truck ran over the girl after she fell off the bike when

it collided with another motorbike. Police arrested the truck's driver, Um Bunthoeun,

36, who works for the Electricité du Cambodge.

SEPTEMBER 29: Police arrested Or Chean, 68, after he was accused of rape two

days earlier in Ampil Leu village, Kampong Siem district, Kampong Cham. A 14-year-old

girl told police the man persuaded her to go upstairs in his house to eat an apple

then he raped her. She said he threatened to kill her if she shouted for help during

the rape.

SEPTEMBER 30: Samrith Savang, 58, a Professor at the Faculty of Law, died

at Calmette Hospital after being shot at 6:45 pm while talking on a phone near Sothearos

Boulevard, Phnom Penh. Police said the professor was shot once in the throat by one

of two gunmen who then escaped on a motorbike.

SEPTEMBER 30: A Malaysian national, Epin Al Ehbut, 47, was found dead at a

guest house in Svay Dangkum village, Siem Reap province. Police said the man possibly

died from a heart attack.

OCTOBER 1: Long Ouch, 28, committed suicide at 4 am in Thbeng Tateung village,

Traim Kak district, Takeo. Police said the death may be related to a letter written

by his girlfriend, Thoeun, who said in the letter "I wish you to love only me,

and I wait for a wedding day for us." Police said he hanged himself as his wife,

Noun Neat, 31, refused to let him marry his girlfriend.

OCTOBER 1: A 46-year-old poor woman, Sok Soy, was found hanged to death in

the early morning at her house in Ti Dop Praim village, Kampong Cham province. Police

said the woman committed suicide as she recently told her neighbor that she didn't

want to live any more as she had suffered from sickness for a long time.

OCTOBER 1: Chan Bunthoeun, 54, was axed and seriously injured during a family

argument at 8:30 am in Tasou village, Bati district, Takeo. Police said the man was

chopped once on the head by his step-son, Noun Routha, 18, who was angry after his

father tried to hit his mother while drunk. Police arrested Routha while he tried

to escape.

OCTOBER 2: Choup Sinan, 23, a driver for the ASPECA, was found dead on a terrace

of Banteay Kdey temple in Siem Reap. Provincial Criminal Police Chief Ou Em said

the death possibly involved a robbery as his motorbike had been stolen. Sinan, who

worked part-time as a motodup driver, was reportedly murdered with a knife five days


OCTOBER 2: Police are looking for two people after they committed a robbery

in Trapaing Thnal village, Tram Kak district, Takeo. A motodup driver, Pich Tha,

33, told police the robbers axed him eight times and then struck him three times

on the head with the back of the ax before escaping on his bike. The victim was sent

to the provincial hospital for treatment.

OCTOBER 2: An 11-year-old girl was raped in the early morning at her house

in Kraing Yau village, Sa'ang district, Kandal. The girl told her parents that she

was raped by a neighbor, Sao San, 18, who was later arrested by police.

OCTOBER 2: Police arrested a 50-year-old man, Thaing Nget, after he was accused

of rape in Prey village, Srey Snom district, Siem Reap. Police are accusing Nget

of raping his 13-year-old daughter twice.

OCTOBER 3: A 64-year-old man, Yim Ron, was murdered at 8:30 am in Trea village,

Samrong Tong district, Kampong Speu. Police said a crowd of people stabbed him with

knifes and beat him with sticks until he died after they accused him of sorcery.

Ron had threatened to kill his neighbors with magic after they argued with him recently.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun




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