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Police Blotter: 15 Dec 2010

Prisoner killed by fellow inmates in Battambang
A 25-year-old prisoner has been killed after his fellow inmates turned on him on his fifth day in a Battambang prison. Prison officials said the man, who was imprisoned to cure a drug addiction, was “very cruel” and had tried to kill another prisoner, after which his fellow inmates attacked him en masse. Prison officials said they arrived on the scene too late to stop the beating. The man was sent to hospital but died on arrival.

Military official beaten to death for angry look
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in beating a military official to death in an apparently random act of violence in Battambang province’s Banon district on Monday. Police said the two men had admitted to beating the victim, who they had never met before, because he had “looked at them angrily while they were driving”. Police said they were searching for three other men suspected of involvement in the attack, who have so far evaded arrest.

Man shot in his kitchen by mystery attacker
A 55-year-old man was shot dead in his kitchen in Pursat town on Sunday. Police said they suspected the killing was related to a personal dispute because the killer did not steal anything from the victim’s house. The victim’s wife witnessed the shooting, but said she did not recognise the killer, who was wearing a mask.

Woman hit by truck killed, husband injured
A woman was killed immediately and her husband seriously injured when their motorbike was hit by a truck in Kampot province’s Teuk Chhou district on Monday. Police said the driver of the truck, who had been speeding, had abandoned his vehicle and fled after the crash.

Businessman’s home shot at after party
Four men have been accused of threatening the family of a businessman and shooting at their home in Battambang province’s Phnom Prek district on Sunday, following a drunken argument at a party. No one was injured in the shooting, police said, but the family had been terrorised.



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