Insult leads to brutal death by sickle, axe
A brutal sickle and axe attack resulted in the death of a 50-year-old man early yesterday morning in Oddar Meanchey province’s Trapaing Prasat district. Police said the suspect, also 50, became upset after being insulted by the victim several times, which led him to hack the victim to death with an axe and a sickle. The suspect fled the scene, but was arrested by police at his house. Police said he had admitted to the crime and now awaits trial.
Brothel doubles as massage parlour
A brothel disguised as a massage parlour was raided last Monday in the capital’s Dangkor district, leading to the arrest of a woman. Police said they stormed the parlour and discovered five alleged prostitutes. The 30-year-old owner of the establishment was arrested on suspicion of running the brothel and the five other women were released. The suspect was charged last Thursday with soliciting prostitution and now awaits trial.
Man stabs pair in defence of motorbike
An alleged attempted murder landed a 32-year-old man behind bars in Battambang town on Saturday. Police said the suspect attacked two victims with a knife after he thought they attempted to hit him with their motorbike. The victims denied the allegations, saying that they were just driving to karaoke. The suspect was jailed and awaits trial. The two victims were hospitalised with several stab wounds.
Motorbike burglars caught ‘in the act’
Two men were arrested in connection to a botched motorbike robbery on Saturday at a pagoda in Svay Rieng province’s Romeas Hek district. Police said the suspects attempted to steal a motorbike while several guests were inside the pagoda dancing during a celebration. The owner of the motorbike discovered the suspects and shouted for help. Police in the area arrested the suspects before they could make away with the bike.
University student detained over narcotics
A university student was arrested on Saturday for using drugs in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. Police said they saw the 23-year-old suspect using drugs alone in a secluded outdoor area. Several pieces of drug paraphernalia were confiscated from the suspect upon arrest. The suspect allegedly admitted to the crime and now awaits trial.