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Police Blotter: 13 Oct , 2000



September 29: A 25-year-old prostitute, Ny, was gunned down at 5 pm at

a brothel in Ti Praim village, Phnom Srouch district, Kampong Speu. Police said the

victim was hit in the head with an M-16 by her boyfriend, Hei Senghong, 22, who also

shot himself and was wounded at the same time. Senghong was angry as his advances

were refused by his parents, owners of the brothel.

September 30: Nuon Nun, 66, was robbed of her property at 9 pm in Kampong

Samroang village, Steung Sen district, Kampong Thom. Police said the victim had her

hands tied by around eight to 11 robbers who had AK-47s. The robbers escaped safely

by a fast boat, stealing US$7,000, four damleung of a gold bracelet and ring, and

one motorcycle.

October 1: A 38-year-old man, Khieu Than, was found hanging from the roof

of his mother's house at 11:30 am in Phuom Prek, Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh.

His mother told police that her son, who was married with one child, killed himself

as he had no hope in his life because his family was broke after he was freed from

prison one month earlier.

October 1: A 40-year-old unidentified man was found dead at midnight on

598 St in Svay Pak village, Russei Keo district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

A witness reported to police that the victim, a moto-taxi driver, was stabbed once

in his throat with a knife by his two passengers, who stole his bike. The victim

died 50 meters from the spot after he tried to escape.

October 1: One man died and four others were injured in an accident at

9:30 pm on Russian Federation Blvd in Toa Pi precinct, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh.

Police said that Chheang Savoeun, 30, was killed instantly while riding a bike with

three others which was hit head on by a small truck carrying fruit. Khay Ny, a petrol

seller on the sidewalk, was also seriously injured.

October 2: Donald Philip Heena, 47, was sent to Calmette hospital in the

morning after he was beaten nearly to death at his guest house in Boeng Kak 1 precinct,

Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, an Australian businessman,

was cut on his face with a knife, and his head had severe injuries as it was hit

with a long stick by robbers who stole his property.

October 2: Yaing Heung, 24, was beaten to death and his brother Yaing Hai,

17, was seriously injured in a quarrel at night while drinking coffee at a coffee

shop in Psah Lich village, Ponhealeu district, Kandal. Police said the victims, Vietnamese

fishermen, were hit on the head with a piece of wood by gangsters. One of the four

assailants, Pinh Khun, 18, was arrested immediately.

October 3: Hieng Sambath, 30, was arrested at 11:45 am by criminal police

while trying to enter the American Embassy in Phnom Penh. Police said the arrest

came after he created problems and argued with a security guard. Sambath, who wanted

to look for a job at the embassy, complained to the security guard that he was known

all over the world, but no one at the embassy recognized him.

October 3: Chum Malin, 25, killed himself by hanging at his house in Teuk

Laak 3 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim left a letter saying "I

got a disease that could not be treated, so I should be dead from now because I don't

want difficulties for my parents, and otherwise I don't want this disease transmitted

to my wife in future."

October 3: Koy Smey, 21, was beaten and injured on Russian Federation Blvd

in Chom Pouvorn precinct, Dangkor district, outskirts. Police said the victim, a

student from Bek Chan high school, was arrested and hit on the head with a handle

of military knife by parachute commandos, Chan Narin, Mao Saravuth and Chhin Na,

who became angry as he tried to overtake their motorbike.

October 3: Prak Samnang, 21, a guard from the Cambodia Daily newspaper,

was arrested for attempted murder he was accused of committing two years ago in Takmau

district, Kandal. Police said that Samnang, who came from Anlong Vel village in Battambang

province, was accused of illegally using a handgun and threatening to kill a person

he argued with, although no one was injured.

October 4: A 20-year-old unidentified man was beaten to death in the evening

while stealing a motorbike parked in Boeng Keng Kang 1 precinct, Chamcarmon, Phnom

Penh. Police said the thief was arrested and hit with rocks and sticks by travelers

after Chor Vanna, an intervention police official from the Ministry of Interior,

asked for help to capture the thief.

October 4: Meng Kim, 15, was sent to Calmette hospital immediately after

he was shot and wounded at 9:45 pm while riding a Best motorbike on Norodom Blvd

in Tonle Bassac commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit once in his chest

with a K-54 handgun by two people who attempted to steal his bike. The robbers escaped

empty-handed after policemen arrived.

October 4: A 28-year-old woman, Sok Kheng, was found hanging from the roof

of her house at 3:30 pm in Ma Khloeu village, Mean Chey district, on the outskirts

of Phnom Penh. Prach Siha, head of Chhbar Ampoeu commune, said the victim, a widowed

woman with one child, killed herself after a doctor sent her back home because she

had a long battle with a terminal illness.

October 5: Srun Pisith, 18, was found dead at 7:30 pm in Neak Kavorn pagoda

in Boeng Kak 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was possibly killed with

a long stick and rocks as his head had severe injuries. The motive for the killing

was unknown. However, police suspected four students who disappeared from the pagoda

where they had been staying.

October 5: Jean Marc Balestra, 30, a Frenchman, was arrested after he tortured

a prostitute in Srah Chak precinct, Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh. Police said the

capture came after San Mani, 22, complained to authorities that she was beaten and

injured as she refused to hold his penis in her mouth when she was paid $5 for one

night's sex.

October 6: Chhun Sopha, 30, and Ket Chanthol, 35, were sent separately

to Calmette and Preah Kosamak hospitals after they were shot and wounded in a robbery

at 11 am at Kab Ko market in Cham-carmon, Phnom Penh. Police said the victims, gold

sellers, were wounded with a handgun by five masked robbers who had four handguns.

The robbers escaped on three motorbikes with 10 damleung of gold.

October 6: A 26-year-old woman, was raped at midnight on a football terrace

in Boeng Keng Kang junior high school, Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh. Police said

the victim, a shake-fruit seller, was brought from Kab Ko market and then raped three

times by a 20-year-old man, Chak Phearum. The rapist was arrested immediately after

patrol police arrived.

October 6: A 16-year-old youth, Chea Virak, was found hanging at 5:50 pm

at a temporary detaining room of Phnom Penh municipal criminal police station. After

inspection, police said that Virak, who was accused of cheating a motorbike from

his friend and then selling it for $700, possibly hanged himself with a krama after

he was ordered to be jailed temporarilly in Prey Sar prison.

October 7: Sok Da, 25, a farmer, was found dead in his room in Khsom village,

Kien Svay district, Kandal. After inspection, police said the victim possibly killed

himself with insecticide as an empty package remained on the spot. Sok Da became

angry after his family was criticized while arguing with his wife.

October 7: An unidentified moto-taxi driver was sent to Preah Kosamak hospital

immediately after he was chopped with an ax and seriously injured at 7:30 pm on 348

Street in Toul Svay Prey commune, Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh. Police said the

victim was hit a few times on his cheek and temple and his left ear was cut off by

his two customers who stole his motorbike.

October 7: Three garment workers and one moto-remorque driver were killed

instantly and three others died in hospital after having an accident on National

Road 4 in Chom Bak village, Samrong Tong district, Kampong Speu. Police said the

victims were hit by a truck carrying 40 tons of cement from Sihanoukville to Phnom

Penh. The truck remained on the spot, but the driver escaped.

October 10: Two "playboys" on a motorbike squirted acid from

a syringe at Tam Thyda, 18, who was riding her motor on Street 214 and turned left

on Monivong Blvd at 6:20pm. Thyda, an employee at Dan Meat, was burned on her face,

shoulder and back. She was treated at Calmette Hospital. No motive was discerned

for the attack.



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