MEN ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY, MURDER
Som Phet, 26, and Dok Pheak, 40, were arrested by police in Battambang Province for suspected involvement in a robbery in Srae Nauy village and commune, Varin district, Siem Reap, on March 2. Som Phet was arrested on Friday, while Dok Pheak was taken into custody more recently, police said. The two suspects robbed and killed Pok Khemarin, 41, stealing cellphones, phone cards and cash. Two other men are believed to have been involved but remain at large.
YOUNG GUARD DIES BY ELECTROCUTION
Chin Seng Huort, 16, from Prey Veng province and employed as a vehicle guard at Ly Meng Thmey Guesthouse on Street 81 in Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh, died of electrocution en route to Calmette Hospital on Friday. Police said the guesthouse asked to change the cause of the death to illness but was prevented. The guesthouse is now temporarily closed for further investigation.
NAT'L PARK OFFICIAL SHOT TO DEATH
Nov Sokim, 40, an official at the Preah Sihanouk Ream National Park, was shot dead on Saturday by five people while collecting illegal timber that belonged to Sum Ath, a military official, police said. The shooting occurred in Smach Daeng village, Ream commune, Prey Nob district, Preah Sihanouk province. Sum Ath was arrested but police said the case remains under investigation.
STUDENT CUT WITH SAMURAI SWORD
Nob Vichea Udom, 21, was cut three times with a samurai sword on Thursday while sitting in front of his house on Street 118 in Phsar Depo 3, Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh. The victim, a second-year student at Pannasastra University, was severely wounded and taken to Calmette Hospital by his family. The two attackers remain unknown and at large.
MAN SHOT, ROBBED OF MOTORBIKE
Heoun Lim, 29, from Kampong Speu province, was shot in the leg by robbers who stole his motorbike on Thursday. Heoun Lim and his wife were returning home when the attack took place, and he said four men shot at him three times before making off with his motorbike. The attack happened in full view of several witnesses, all of whom were too frightened of the gun to intervene, he said.
TRANSLATED BY CHRANN CHAMROEUN