•Boyfriend suspected of strangling woman, 18
A man is supected of strangling his girlfriend at a guesthouse in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Monday. Witnesses said the woman, 18, arrived at the guesthouse with a man of similar age. Later, the man left the room alone and drove away. Suspicious staff knocked on the door, but there was no response. After unlocking the door, they found the girl lying dead across the bed. Police said her boyfriend had strangled her.
•No dessert, just unjust deserts for toilet user
A shopowner stabbed two men in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Sunday. The two men had been drinking together, and one went to use the bathroom at a nearby dessert shop. While in the bathroom, the shopowner attacked him with a knife. The victim’s friend came to his aid, but the shopowner also attacked him. The victims theorised that the owner was angry that they had used his bathroom without buying a dessert. The victims are in hospital and the suspect is in jail awaiting trial.
•School teacher’s car damaged after dispute
A student who wanted to copy a classmate’s answers during a test is accused of smashing up his teacher’s car in Preach Sihanouk’s Preach Sihanouk district on Monday. According to the 18-year-old’s literature teacher, the man had walked into class and announced that rather than sit for a test, he would copy the answers from another student. When his plan was denied, he went to the parking lot and smashed the mirrors of the teacher’s car with a piece of wood. The suspect is in jail awaiting trial.
•Police catch woman in the act of selling drugs
A Vietnamese woman, 23, was arrested for drug dealing on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Doun Penh district. Tipped off by residents, police arrested her in the middle of a sale, and seized two small packets of crystal meth. The suspect is in jail awaiting trial.
•Speeding driver injures motorbike riders, self
A driver seriously damaged his Toyota after he lost control while speeding and crashed into a traffic barrier in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Monday. The driver, 23, and two men on a motorbike were seriously injured and sent to hospital. A seven-metre length of traffic barrier was damaged. Police said the Toyota driver would have to pay for repairs to the barrier, as well as restitution to the men who were hurt.