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Police Blotter: 13 December1996



Nov 26: Pieces of a body were found in two sacks floating in the river

at Stung Monkul Borei, Banteay Meanchey. Police say the body was that of a local

gold dealer and that the suspected motivation for her killing was robbery of her



Nov 27: A woman abandoned her baby at Khan Meanchey hospital. A nurse at

the hospital said the woman had given birth to the baby boy just 24 hours earlier.

Nov 27: Meas Ker, 18, was shot and killed at the corner of Monivong Blvd

and St 200 after he and his friends argued with a group of policemen. It was unclear

what the argument was about.

Nov 28: A man who attempted to hang himself was saved by villagers at Deum

Svay in Kandal province. A doctor said the victim would be OK.

Nov 29: A man named Veasna, 18, was wounded in the shoulder by his friend

following a dispute about money outside the American School in Beung Kok 2. During

the dispute the victim also fired three rounds from his own gun, but missed his attacker,

who then shot him.

Nov 30: Chuon Daravuth, a soldier, was shot in the back during a moto robbery

on St 521 in Tuol Kork. He later died at Kosomak hospital. Daravuth's killers escaped

with his motorbike.

Dec 1: Pech Sorphean, 23, was killed as he slept in his house in Prek Raing

village, Kandal province. The victim's mother said her son had previously returned

home with a man she did not know.

Dec 1: Lieutenant Voung Kungkea, 30, was gunned down and two of his friends

were arrested at the Phka Chhuktep dancing restaurant in Tuol Kork. Kungkea was killed

by Military Police colleagues after he smashed a bottle and fired shots outside the


Dec 1: Lim Hang Pheng, 42, and his wife Muoy Kear, 41, were shot and killed

while watching TV in their house in Oudong market, Kompong Speu. The couple's 10-

year-old daughter said they were killed by a man with an AK-47. Authorities say the

killing may have been the result of a business dispute.

Dec 2: Roeurn Kim Arn, 61, hanged himself in his cottage in the roof-top

squatter area of Tan Par Bloc. Neighbors said Arn, who lived with a couple after

becoming the god-father of their children, was always drunk but devoted to the children.

Dec 3: Two men, Phang Vinphou, 24, and Ngheang Yangteu, 17, were arrested

after they burned a house in Srah Chak district. One suspect confessed to burning

the house after the owner stopped renting it to them.

Dec 4: Song Vireak, 38, was gunned down at his house in Dang Kor district,

Phnom Penh, by two men in military uniform. His wife said the shooting occurred after

the two pretended they wanted to buy a bottle of rice wine. The motive was unclear.

Dec 4: Koe Narin, 16, called police after being robbed of her Crystal motorcycle

by two men who were walking past the Apollo night club on St 232. She said the two

threatened her with a handgun.

Dec 5: Chheng Kunthea, was electrocuted in her house in Russie Keo district,

Phnom Penh. Chheng, a high school student, was killed after an electrical wire fell

on her.

Dec 5: Bou Leng, a music professor at the University of Fine Arts, was

attacked with an ax as he lay sleeping in his house on St 177.

He was taken to Kosomak hospital suffering from ten ax wounds to the body. The victims

wife said he was attacked by his nephew-in-law after Leng asked him to repay a debt

of $450.

Dec 5: Koe Sophal, 27, was arrested as he lay sleeping after raping a 17

year old girl in Sdao village, Kandal province. The victim and her mother said they

did not want the man punished but needed some money to help the girl recover.

Dec 7: A man was knocked over and killed by a truck on St 63, near Psar

Thmei. Shop keepers who witnessed the incident said the man was known to be foolish

and walked in front of the truck.

Dec 8: Police 2nd Lieutenant, Tith Sopheap shot himself in the chest while

showing a loaded gun to his brother. The man's brother said the accident happened

in Tuol Thnoat village, Kandal province shortly after Sopheap had bought the gun

for $140.

- (Reported from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Reasmei Kampuchea by Chhun




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