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Police Blotter: 12 April 2002

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MARCH 29: Ly Meng, 30, was knifed and severely injured during a family

quarrel in Trakuon village, Kampong Siem district, Kampong Cham. Police said the

victim was stabbed in the chest and arm by Chhim Yun, 72, and Cheng Kao, 29,

with whom Meng had argued about land. Yun was later arrested, but Kao

escaped.

MARCH 29: Cheng Tak, 19, was murdered while collecting firewood in the

forest near Trapaing Pralit village, Battambang province. Police said Tak was

beaten to death with a stick by his friends, Laim Thay and Mey Mol, 24. They had

used the money to buy drugs and were worried Tak would inform on them. Mol was

later arrested, but Thay escaped.

MARCH 30: An Sam Ang, 23, was shot dead during a fight at a dance in

Sre Chumroeu village, Dangkor district, Phnom Penh. Police said she was shot

with an AK-47 while trying to get her husband to leave an argument. The

attacker, Lim Tevirak, 28, a former policeman and presently a construction

worker, escaped after the shooting. Six other people were wounded and sent to

Preah Kossamak Hospital.

MARCH 30: Huol Kimsun, 36, a teacher, died instantly and his two

children were severely injured after their motorbike crashed into a car at 10:40

am on Route 7 in Boeung Snai village, Kampong Cham province. Police arrested the

driver of the car, Prak Savan, 50, from Thnal Chheat village, Kampong Thom

province.

MARCH 30: The body of a 36-year-old man, Mom Khoun, was found hanging

from a cashew tree in Chamkar Kor village, Kampong Cham province. Police said

the reason for his killing was not known, but said he was murdered somewhere

else then brought to the tree.

MARCH 31: Three suspected robbers were arrested after the authorities

found them in possession of a K-54 handgun while riding their motorbike at 7:40

pm on Route 5 in Thmar Kaul village, Battambang province. Police said the men,

Sim Pich, 39, Van San, 43, and Heng Saut, 36, were attempting to steal another

motorbike. Police are looking for two other men, Pich Son and Saut Ly, who they

said were involved in another robbery the previous day.

APRIL 1: A pilot and two crew were killed after an MI-17 helicopter

crashed at 9:35 am at the Pochentong Military Air Force Base. Tep Sitha, who was

injured in the incident, said he could not recall what happened, but thought the

helicopter might have dipped and clipped a fence while only five meters above

the ground.

APRIL 1: Khun Chea, 22, Soam Sochivorn, 19, were arrested for a murder

allegedly committed one month ago in Chamkar Samrong 1 village, Battambang

province. Police said Sok Chintrea, 14, was strangled and her body dumped in Rom

Doul village after they had buried her behind their house five days earlier.

Four other suspects were also arrested later.

APRIL 2: Nhem Nhan, 32, was sent to Preah Monivong Hospital after

being shot in the leg at 11:45 am in Teuk Laak 2 precinct, Tuol Kork district,

Phnom Penh. Police said Nhan and his friend, Orm Kimhun, 28, tried to steal a

motorbike from Chhan Sopheakdey, a policeman at the Ministry of Interior. Kimhun

was also arrested.

APRIL 2: Tay Sopheap, 27, was arrested for a robbery in Meanchey

village, Phnom Penh. Yu Routha, 28, told police that Sopheap and ten other

accomplices broke into her house with a rifle and stole two damleung of gold,

$1,000 cash and 400,000 riel. Sopheap was later freed after municipal court

prosecutor, Ouk Savuth, ordered him released.

APRIL 2: A 26-year-old man, Chek Ket, died at 4 pm after he was beaten

and severely injured a day earlier in Chi Kor village, Kampong Cham province.

Police said he was struck on the back of his head with a stick while returning

from a dance.

APRIL 2: A 23-year-old woman, Thun Dy, was axed and severely injured

during a family quarrel at around 3 pm in O Chey village, Oddar Meanchey

province. Police said the woman was chopped twice in the head by her husband, Ym

Thon, 25, who was angry after she refused him money for wine. She is not

expected to survive her injuries. Thon escaped.

APRIL 3: Hem Lai, 34, a moto-taxi driver, was the victim of an

attempted robbery while carrying two passengers at 3:15 am on 208 Street in

Boeung Pralit precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the passengers asked him to stop

then stabbed him in the shoulder with a knife. They escaped on foot after Lai

shouted for help.

APRIL 3: A married couple, Siek Dany, 40, and Kong Kunthea, 45, were

robbed at around 9 pm in Chrouy Changvar village, Russei Keo district, Phnom

Penh. The victims told police that three men threatened them with a gun and then

tied them up. They fled after stealing ten damleung of gold and two

motorbikes.

APRIL 4: The body of a 21-year-old man, Sau Vy, was found in the

forest in Choeung Ek lake in Dangkor district on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

Three witnesses told police that Vy was shot dead by two fishing lot workers

while sitting near the lake the previous day. Police are searching for the

killers.

APRIL 4: Chea Sereybot, 30, the head of a police office at the

Ministry of Interior, was shot dead while watching television at 7:10 pm in Psar

Depot 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, who was also the owner of

Dara Hairdressers, was shot in the head three times with a K-59 handgun. The two

suspected killers escaped on a motorbike.

APRIL 4: Por Pheng, 26, was axed to death at 10:30 pm in Choeung Khal

village, Kampong Cham province. His friend, Wa, who was also severely injured,

told police Pheng was chopped three times in the head by six people while

returning from a dance. Police suspect revenge since his motorbike was not

stolen.

APRIL 4: A 16-year-old girl, Chhut Phalla, was knifed to death during

a quarrel at 4 pm in Thnong village, Saut Nikum district, Siem Reap. Police said

Phalla was chopped five times by Yat Vurn, 40, who was angry after she used bad

words at him. Vurn was arrested and later handed over to the authorities after

being beaten nearly to death by the victim's family.

APRIL 5: Svay Phon, 75, was found dead at 7 am at his house in Damnak

Thom village, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. Police said Phon, a water seller,

was beaten on the back of the head and in his face with a hatchet. Revenge is

suspected as he had earlier argued with a neighbor. Police are searching for the

killer.

APRIL 5: Chhai Sokha, 17, was found hanging in a tree at 6:40 am about

150 meters from his house in Prey Tunloap village, Ang Snuol district, Kandal.

Police said Sokha hanged himself after his older sister criticized him for going

dancing every night.

APRIL 5: Phim Pho, 42, was sent to Calmette Hospital for treatment

after he attempted to kill himself at around 7 pm in Sdok village, Ponhea Leu

district, Kandal. Police said Pho, a farmer, cut his own throat after a spirit

took possession of him.

APRIL 6: Mao Sreyleap, 16, was sent to Calmette Hospital for treatment

after being knifed at a dance at 10:30 pm in Monorom precinct, Phnom Penh.

Police said Sreyleap was chopped once by Sok Vek, 18, who was angry after she

stepped on his foot. Lien Yulong, 20, had his ear cut off after intervening. Vek

was arrested.

APRIL 7: Man Sin, 58, was found dead at 6 am in Tuol Sangke village,

Russei Keo district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said Sin, a

policeman from the Ministry of Interior, was murdered in a revenge attack.

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