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Police Blotter: 12 May 2000

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April 27: Phoeu Chanthou, 25, died in an accident at 2:50 pm while riding

on a motorbike on Mao Tsetung Blvd in Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, a petrol

seller, was hit from behind by a Kamas truck driven by a 35-year-old man, Tuy Chim,

who was drunk. The truck remained on the spot, but the driver escaped after the incident.

April 27: Three people were arrested while trying to extort $3,000 from

a cow-meat seller at Toul Tompoung market. Police said the three offenders were Ouk

Lina, 18, a student from National Institute for Management, Kouch Bunhak, 17, and

Ngoun Bottra, 17, students from Chumpou Von high school in Chom Chao commune.

April 27: A 25-year-old man, Be, was arrested at 8:00 pm after he raped

a girl in Prek Kat village, Kandal. Police said the victim, who was not named, had

a knife held to her throat by the offender and was raped while taking a bath. The

victim asked for release of the rapist and demanded he marry her.

April 29: The body of a 39-year-old fishery worker, Huy Hurn, was found

floating in a river in Chong Khneal village, Prasat Bakong district, Siem Reap. Police

said the victim, who was drunk, drowned after his boss held a party to wish for good

fishing for the next year.

April 29: Neng Kamsoth, 30, was arrested at 5:00 pm after raping a girl

in Chamkar Au village, Koh Kralor district, Battambang. Police said the capture came

after the victim's family complained to authorities after the incident. The victim

was threatened with a hand grenade and raped while her parents worked in their rice

field.

April 29: Khat Mab, 33, was killed by lightning at 5:00 pm during a storm

in Dongkor Kromang village, Boveal district, Battambang. Witnesses said the victim,

a soldier from F6 unit, was struck on his neck and his head had massive injuries

while he was under a big tree with Mom Savy, who was also injured.

April 30: Taing Teu, 35, was shot and seriously wounded at 8:15 am while

drinking coffee at Mitapheap restaurant in Phnom Penh. Witnesses reported that the

victim, a car dealer, was shot with a K-59 hand gun in his right shoulder by two

Vietnamese men. Police said revenge was the suspected motive for the murder because

he recently refused to pay $100,000 to a creditor. Two assailants escaped.

April 30: Ing Ponna, 29, was shot with a hand gun and wounded at 4:10 am

while riding a motorbike on Sisowath Quay in Tonle Bassac precinct, Phnom Penh. Police

said the victim, a moto-taxi driver, was ordered to stop and shot once in his shoulder

by two people who attempted to steal his motorbike. The robbers escaped empty-handed

when authorities came to help.

May 1: A 48-year-old mainland Chinese man, Heu Singly, was beaten to death

at 5:45 pm after he and his friends argued with a car's driver on Monivong Blvd in

Boeng Keng Kang, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, who was accused of stealing

a key and running away, was hit with long sticks and rocks by local people.
May 1: Em Sovan, 38, a moto-taxi driver, died in Calmette hospital after being

seriously injured in an accident at 9:10 pm on National Road 5 in Psah Tauch village,

outskirts. Police said the victim was hit by a Nissan car driven by Um Heng, 34,

who was drunk. The driver was arrested but he was freed later.

May 1: Phook Som Ek, a lieutenant commander from a military driving school,

was beaten and seriously injured at night while parking his car to wait for his wife

in front of a shoe factory on Russian Federation Blvd in Kbal Domrei village, outskirts.

Police said the victim, who was from an opposition party, was pushed out of the car

and hit with a chair and AK-47s by the factory's security guards.

May 1: The body of Males Chran, 48, and his wife, were discovered in a

forest 500 meters behind their house in Sre Nohr village, Snoul district, Kratie.

Police said one of the victims, who was believed by locals to be a sorcerer, was

killed with a big knife and shot several times. Chran Nan, 29, a son of the victims,

was also killed at the same time and his body found in their house.

May 2: Som Rem, 24, was shot dead with a K-59 handgun while riding a motorbike

in Poprak village, Dongkor district, outskirts. Police said the victim was shot twice

in his head and shoulder. Nhem Sai, a motorbike dealer, is suspected of committing

the murder. He escaped after the killing.

May 2: Ngau Cheklim, 34, and Sem Kimheang, 28, were arrested for a murder

committed a month ago in Psah Kandal 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said Ti Hong,

34, a car spare part seller, was killed with a long stick by the offenders who stole

his motorbike, a diamond ring, one damleung of necklace and $4,000.

May 2: Chan Sim, 49, was shot dead at 8:40 pm while walking from his friend's

house toward his home in Trapaing Russei village in Tramkak district, Takeo. Police

said the victim, a chief of the village, was shot once in his chest and died instantly.

The criminals escaped. The motivation for the killing is not known.

May 3: Doung Rasmey, 17, was beaten to death in a quarrel at 9:30pm while

waiting for his sister in front of a shoe factory located in Boeng Kak 1 precinct,

Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was killed by a group of gangsters.

Two of the ten assailants, Seng Meth, 22, and Noun, 19, were arrested after the incident.

May 3: Nhap Phalla, 27, was arrested for a robbery committed three weeks

ago in Vihea Chen village, Siem Reap. Police said the capture came after Li Kosal

complained to the provincial court that he was robbed by six people who stole 30

damleung of gold. The robber escaped to Phnom Penh.

May 3: A 55-year-old woman, Klauk Lath, was found dead in the early morning

behind her house in Koh Prak village, Kien Svay district, Kandal province. After

inspection, police said the victim, who was married with five children, had killed

herself with insecticide as she owed some money and could not afford to pay it.

May 4: Sar Sopheap, 36, died in an accident at noon while crossing National

Road 2 in Toul Rokar village, Mean Chey district, outside the city. Police said the

victim, who is a garment worker from Takeo, was hit by a motorbike driven by Oul

Vibol, 22. The victim was thrown 15 meters from the spot and died from head injuries.

May 4: Srey Kunthea, 34, was stabbed to death in a brothel in Chumpu Von

village, Dongkor district, outside the city. Police said the victim, a prostitute

from Battambang, was hit four times with a knife by Phon Saroeun, 19. Saroeun was

angry that the victim was more popular with customers than she was. The assailant

was arrested immediately.

May 5: Chea Leangpheng, 17, was robbed of his motorbike at 7:40pm while

riding on Street 208 in Boeng Raing commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim,

a student from Sisowath high school, was ordered to stop and hit on his head with

a K-54 handgun by four robbers on two motorbikes. The robbers escaped.

May 6: A 20-year-old unidentified man was shot dead at 7:00 pm while walking

with a motorbike on street 271 in Tropaing Chhouk village, Russei Keo district, outskirts.

Police said the victim, who was accused of stealing a motorbike, was shot twice in

his neck and left temple while trying to escape.

May 7: Two people were killed by lightning during an afternoon thunderstorm

in Kandeung commune, Bati district, Takeo. Police said the victims, An Poeu, 36,

and Nol Sombath, 32, were struck and died instantly while watching television. Four

others were seriously wounded.

May 8: A 40-year-old man was found dead in early morning on a sidewalk

of National Road 4 in Trapaing Chroeu village, Samrong Tong district, Kampong Speu.

Police said the victim, said to be from Phnom Penh, had been tied up and had sustained

massive injuries to his neck. The motive for the killing was not known.

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