Argument over juice drives teen to poison
An 18-year-old woman recently tried to kill herself in Kratie province’s Prek Prasab district after her mother became enraged with her for trying to drink orange juice. The victim’s mother, who had angrily warned the 18-year-old against drinking the juice for fear that it would exacerbate her stomach ache, said that after a short argument the young woman drank poison instead. Doctors were able to keep her alive despite the fact that she had guzzled the poison.
Boy accused of raping 6-year-old during swim
Pursat provincial police have arrested a 16-year-old boy accused of raping a naked 6-year-old girl while she was swimming. The accused reportedly told police that he saw the girl swimming naked with her brother, and that he decided to remove his clothing before jumping in to swim alongside her and pull her close to him. However, he denied raping the girl. Police sent the boy to court for questioning.
Booze and banter leads to a cleaver in the head
A man was arrested after he allegedly chopped his friend in the head with a meat cleaver following a boozy argument in Battambang province’s Ek Phnom district last Monday. Police said the accused and the victim were drinking with five others, and that the group had consumed 3 litres of wine. An argument broke out between the pair, prompting the accused to pull out the cleaver and hack at his friend’s head, seriously injuring him. Police sent the suspect to court.
Father stabs son-in-law to cut off argument
A 36-year-old man remains in serious condition after his father-in-law stabbed him last week. The wife of the victim, who lives in Kampong Chnnang province’s Rolea Bier district, said he had been in a drunken stupor and was shouting at her when her father intervened, taking a knife and stabbing him so savagely that his intestines were exposed. During previous drunken outbursts from her husband, the wife noted, her father had managed to exercise patience. Doctors said they were confident that the victim would live, but noted that his intestines had been cut in multiple places.
Woman dies in crash with car in Battambang
A 70-year-old woman died after a car crashed into her motorbike in Battambang province’s Mong Russey district, police said. The accident reportedly occurred as the woman was making a left turn on the motorbike. Police added that the driver of the car was in a state of shock after the accident and drove to the nearest police station. His car has been confiscated pending an investigation.