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Police Blotter: 11 November, 2001

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OCTOBER 26: Mey, 25, was knifed and severely injured while asleep in Kauk

Chak village, Siem Reap province. Police said Mey was chopped twice in the neck by

his brother-in-law, Nhok Chhay, who was angry after his wife refused to have sex

with him and pushed him out of bed. Chhay, who was arrested, accused Mey of having

a relationship with his wife.

 

OCTOBER 26: Chhin Cheat, 51, a second-hand clothes dealer, was robbed at

7:30 pm while taking a shower outside her house in Domnak Luong village, Battambang

province. The victim told police that three people pointed a gun at her and forced

her to call her husband to open the door. The men stole $1,800 and 34,000 baht, and

two damleung of gold.

OCTOBER 27: Suot Sokny, 18, was robbed of her jewelry while she was on

her way home from a ricefield at 4:15 pm in Boeng Snor village, Kois Kralor district,

Battambang. Sokny told police a man and two women threatened to kill her with a knife

and stole her gold earrings worth $18. The three thieves escaped into a nearby forest.

OCTOBER 28: The body of a 45-year-old man, Moeun Hurn, was found in a forest

in O Sbek Tauch village, Sam Lot district, Battambang. District Police Inspector

Loun Sawath said the victim was shot dead with an AK-47 while cutting firewood the

previous day. They suspect revenge, as nothing was stolen.

OCTOBER 28: Chan Phal, 22, was beaten to death after he and three accomplices

tried to steal a motorbike in Toul Tompoung 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. The newspaper

said the robber was arrested by Daun Penh criminal police while hiding in the lake.

The police handed him over to passers-by, who beat him to death. The other three

robbers escaped.

OCTOBER 29: The body of a 56-year-old man, Hing Savurn, was found in a

warehouse at 8:30 am in O Andaung village, Mean Chey district, on the outskirts of

Phnom Penh. Police said Savurn, a construction manager from Steung Meanchey village

in Phnom Penh, may have been electrocuted the previous evening.

OCTOBER 29: A 22-year-old woman was raped at 11:10 am at a construction

building in Trapaing Thloeng village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom

Penh. Police said the woman, a construction worker from Svay Rieng province, was

raped by her manager, Chan Saem, 51. Saem, who is from Pon Ley village, Prey Veng

province, was arrested.

OCTOBER 29: Two Thai drug traffickers, Hoo Nay Sorin, 16, and Visnou Chhallalai,

18, were freed after their family paid 50,000 baht to the Koh Kong provincial court.

The traffickers had been arrested six days earlier at a checkpoint on the border

after the authorities confiscated 26 tablets of Yaba bought from Neang Kok village,

Mondul Seima district.

OCTOBER 30: A 20-year-old man died instantly in an early morning accident

on the train from Phnom Penh to Battambang province. Police said the victim, who

was wearing a black shirt and black trousers, fell from the train in Prek Samrong

village, Ong Snoul district, Kandal. His identity is not known.

OCTOBER 31: A 15-year-old girl was sent to Preah Kossamak hospital for

treatment after she was severely injured in a petrol attack at 9pm on Mao Tse Tung

Boulevard in Toul Tumpoung 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said she was set on fire

by Thach Peat, 29, who was annoyed after she refused to marry him. Peat later set

himself on fire and was seriously injured.

OCTOBER 31: Ouk Raksa, 20, was sent to Calmette hospital after being seriously

wounded in a robbery at 7:45 pm on 106 Street in Wat Phnom precinct, Phnom Penh.

Police said Raksa was shot in the stomach with a K-59 handgun while trying to arrest

a pickpocket who stole a gold necklace from a woman watching the water festival ceremony.

NOVEMBER 1: Five people died instantly and 22 others were injured during

a hand grenade attack at 9:30 pm in Sresoam Thmey village, Memot district, Kampong

Cham. Police said the grenade was thrown into a crowd of people who were dancing

at the water festival ceremony. The attacker escaped after the explosion. The reason

for the attack is not known.

NOVEMBER 1: Muot Roath, 20, a moto-taxi driver, survived after being drugged

and losing consciousness in Prek Treng village, Kandal province. Roath told police

that he was promised 15,000 riel to give his assailant a lift from Phnom Penh to

Saang district. He said that he was drugged with sleeping pills after drinking a

cup of coffee given by his passenger who then stole his bike.

NOVEMBER 2: Tep Sovandet, 22, was knifed and seriously injured in a night-time

robbery in Pang Piey village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said Sovandet,

a private English teacher from the New York School, was stabbed 11 times while giving

a lift to two neighbors who then stole his motorbike. The robbers have been identified.

NOVEMBER 3: San Bo, 22, a construction worker, was sent to Preah Sihanouk

hospital for operation after being shot in the chest and severely wounded at 8:15

am while building a villa with other workers in Boeng Keng Kang 1 precinct, Chamcarmon

district, Phnom Penh. The reason for the attack was unclear, but police said the

bullet had been fired from a nearby house.

NOVEMBER 4: William Tay, 48, a Singaporean national, was shot with a K-59

handgun and wounded at 5:00 am while walking to his car at the Holiday Hotel in Phnom

Penh. Police said Tay, a hotel owner, was shot once in the left shoulder. His driver

Bou Sarith, 28, was shot three times and severely wounded by the two gunmen who then

escaped on a motorbike. The reason for the attack is not known.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampu- chea by

Aun Pheap

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