SEX WORKER FEARS FOR SELF, BAILS OUT OF VEHICLE
A 21-year-old masseuse told police that she decided to leap out of a car on Monday night in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district because she suspected that the driver might rape or torture her and not pay for her sex service. The girl agreed to sex with the man for $30. However, he said he only had $10 after she got in the car. She stayed in the car until he proposed driving her to a place other than the one they had agreed upon. She started to feel that the man was not reliable and jumped out of the car. The man drove off in panic and overturned the vehicle. It was later reported that he was penniless, and that the car belonged to a Korean company.
'GANGSTER' REFUSES TO STAND FOR DISRESPECT
A police officer was severely cut in the face by a 16-year-old “gangster” last Saturday at a birthday dance party in Dangkor district. Police said the “gangster” was dancing, smoking and behaving inappropriately. When the victim told him to smoke outside, the “gangster” became furious and cut him. The officer died from his injuries two days later. The assailant reportedly fled the scene on foot.
MOTO DRIVER MOWED DOWN IN RATANAKKIRI
One person died immediately in a crash that took place last Thursday in Ratanakkiri province’s Banlung town. The land transportation office reported that the victim was Sar Korn, a 32-year-old moto-taxi driver. The driver of a car, 26-year-old Sok Panha, crushed the motorbike while going in the opposite direction. The car was reported to be severely damaged, but Sok Panha escaped. Witnesses said they were confident they would recognise him.
THE VERDICT ON THE HANGING IS ...SUICIDE
A moto-taxi driver was spotted hanging from a tree close to a pond last Friday in Dangkor district’s Choam Chao commune. No one could identify the 40-year-old victim. It was thought at first that the man was killed and left hanging, so police didn’t do anything with the body while they waited for an expert assessment. Following input from the court and a hospital, it was revealed that the man hanged himself.
WOMEN ROBBED WHILE POWER-TOOL SHOPPING
Three women from Kampong Cham province were robbed and injured in Chamkarmon district on Friday. Two robbers with handguns stole the women’s money and purses as well as a necklace and fled on foot. The victims said they had wanted to purchase an electric sander to clean up a wooden board. The lost items were valued at more than US$1,000.