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Police blotter: 13 November 1998

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Nov 1: Chea Hoy, 60, was

strangled to death in her house on Street 166, O'russei 3

precinct, 7 Makara district. Property in the house worth

more than $10,000 was reported stolen. The criminal

escaped after the incident.

Nov 2: Ouk Sam Ol, 21, was shot dead with an AK-47 in a

brothel in Kieng Svay district, Kandal. A witness said

that Sam Ol and his two friends had quarreled with the

brothel owner, Nong Tong, 50. The alleged criminal, Nong

Tong, escaped after the incident.

Nov 2: A director of "Seng Cheng" cigarette

company, Te Mean, 57, was released with his arms injured

after he was kidnapped a day earlier in front of his

company which is located on Street 231, Veal Vong

precinct, 7 Makara district. A local newspaper reported

that the Te Mean family paid the kidnappers almost

$100,000 to have him released.

Nov 2: The bodies of Phy Rum, 8, and Srey Pov, 5, the

daughters of Doung Chon, 48 and Chop Bunthoeun, 47 were

found floating in a pond at Phsar Chhang commune, Kampong

Chhang. The girls were reported to have drowned in the

pond.

Nov 3: An unidentified man was electrocuted when he tried

to break into a house in Boeung Kak 1 precinct, Toul Kork

district. The house's owner said he put the electrical

wire along the fence of his house to prevent thieves from

stealing his property.

Nov 3: Mit Tam, 38 and Ieng Sokhan, 30 died and Ieng

That, 18, Mit Soth, 28 and Sam Nang, one month old were

injured when a hand grenade exploded in their house in a

rubber field in Kampong Cham. The reason for the

explosion is not known.

Nov 3: A police officer, Yim Sokha, 35, was shot dead

with AK-47 by Ngyeng Yangngok at a bakery in Phsar Chhang

commune, Kampong Chhang. A local newspaper reported that

Sokha had quarreled with the bakery owner, Ngyen Yangngok

when the victim asked for some breakfast from the owner.

The alleged criminal was arrested about three hours after

the incident.

Nov 4: A police officier, Run Rainsei, 23, shot himself

to death with K-54 handgun in Toul Tompoung 2 precinct,

Chamkar Mon district. A local newspaper reported that

Rainsei had injured his wife with his own gun by accident

just before he shot himself in the head.

Nov 5: An unidentified man was found dead on the corner

of streets 430 and 482 in Phsar Demtkov precinct, Chamkar

Mon district. An inspection of the body found that he had

been chopped on his neck and face. The motivation of the

killing is not known.

Nov 5: A policeman, Tep Sokheng, 30, was shot dead and a

mototaxi driver was injured when two unidentified drunk

men shot at them with K-54 handguns on the corner of

streets 484 and 101 in Chamkar Mon district. The

criminals escaped after the incident.

Nov 6: Say Saroeun, 18, was arrested as he was stealing a

motorbike in Chamkar Mon district. The motorbike owner,

Oun Touch, 29, said Saroeun and two other men stopped him

at gun point and told him to leave them his motorbike but

then he locked his motorbike and escaped, one of the men

shot him. Luckily the bullet missed him, then he shouted

for help and he was heard by police who were on duty

nearby. Two other men escaped.

Nov 8: An unidentified man was shot dead in Tek Thla

precinct, Russei district. A witness said that he saw a

white car drop the victim off at the spot then drove

away. Police said revenge might be the motive for this

killing.

Nov 8: Hourn Chandy, 27, was chopped on his neck and is

in a critical condition after an argument with Kin Chea,

25, in Banteay Dek commune, Kieng Svay district, Kandal.

The victim said he had had a dispute with Kin Chea over a

plot of land before the incident. Kin Chea escaped after

the incident.

Nov 9: A student of Santhor Mok High School,Touch Yaluch,

18, was shot on his shoulder and seriously injured while

he was driving his motorbike in Chattomuk precinct, Daung

Penh district. The motivation for the shooting is not

known as the unidentified assailants escaped after the

incident.

Nov 9: Sary Phally, 13, was electrocuted in Wat Botum

pagoda while collecting junk there. The students who stay

at the pagoda said that they put the live electrical wire

to prevent other people from urinating or dropping their

visiting card at the site.

Nov 10: A young boy, Chhim Chhorn, 14, was shot dead by

Sin Bora, 22, a security guard at a power plant on Street

271 in Tek Thla precinct, Russei Keo district. Bora said

that he saw Chhorn enter the power plant premise without

permission, aiming to steal the power plant's property.

Nov 10: A body of an unidentified man was found floating

along the Mekong River in Veal Sbov commune, Kieng Svay

district, Kandal. The victim was found beaten on his face

and his arms and legs were tied.

The victim had apparently been killed a day earlier.

(Summarized from

Khmer newspapers Reasmey Kampuchea and Koh Santepheap by

Pok Sokundara)

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