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Police Blotter: 10 Feb 2012

Police Blotter: 10 Feb 2012

Husband attacks breast-feeding wife
A 36-year-old woman suff-ered head injuries when her husband hacked her on Wednesday in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Tiep district. The woman said her husband had returned from Phnom Penh, where he worked as a construction worker, to visit their sick child and went drinking with villagers. His wife was breast-feeding their sick two-year-old when he got home, and he grabbed a cleaver, hacking her once on the head. The husband said he was angry that his wife had not prepared dinner for him. Police educated the man on moral behaviour and let him go. Koh Santepheap

Mutual complaints filed after dispute
Two women were injured when one of them attacked the other in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Chrum district. The victim, 32, said the suspect, 47, had previously accused her of having an affair with her husband, but she had denied it. The suspect and one of her relatives then came to her home, swore at her and attacked her with a wooden stick. The victim managed to wrestle the stick away and hit her back. Police are investigating the case after both women filed complaints against each other. Koh Santepheap

Angry parent attacks daughter’s teacher
A female primary-school teacher in Pailin town was injured after the mother of a student attacked her last Friday. The teacher, 21, claimed the woman, 42, had hit her in the head with the handle of a cleaver. She said the woman was angry because there was no porridge left when her daughter returned to school, despite her having gone home at the time of the distribution. The teacher was sent to hospital. Koh Santepheap

Back-to-back assaults lead to an arrest
A 25-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly injuring two men. Police said the suspect had argued with an elderly man, hacked him once in the head with an axe, then escaped. He returned a day later, injured another villager with a wooden stick and again fled. Police held a manhunt in the village, where the suspect was surrounded and arrested. Kampuchea Thmey

Woman hospitalised after being shot
A 48-year-old farmer was arrested on Monday for allegedly injuring a woman in Kep town. Police said the suspect had argued with the woman, 58, and fired at her once with his AK rifle. She was seriously wounded in her left thigh and hospitalised. Police said the reason for the quarrel was not known. Kampuchea Thmey

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