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Police Blotter: 15 Sep 2010

Police on lookout for scissor attackers
Police are on the lookout for suspects accused of repeatedly stabbing a motorbike-taxi driver to death with scissors in Battambang province’s Moang Russey district on Friday. District police reported that the 48-year-old victim was stabbed in the face, neck and other parts of his body before the thieves took his bike. Police found the corpse in a rice field, where they have left it as they wait for the victim’s family to pick it up.

Thin-skinned wife chops drunken hubby
A 43-year-old woman was arrested in Kep province on Saturday after allegedly hacking her husband with an axe because he was teasing her about her jealousy. Witnesses said the couple had quarrelled a day earlier, and that the wife had left home to stay with a neighbour. The husband found her, and asked her host to have a drink with him. After a few glasses of wine, the husband teased his wife about being jealous. She then found an axe and proceeded to hack him twice, killing him. The woman confessed that she was furious with him because he was poking fun at her.

Swordsman sticks up for abused mum-in-law
A Vietnamese man was arrested in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district on Sunday after he allegedly hacked at his father-in-law with a samurai sword. Police said the victim suffered wounds on his left hand, and was sent to a Phnom Penh hospital for treatment. The suspect confessed that he was sticking up for his mother-in-law, whom the victim often badgered.

Man would rather kill self than pay for sex
A man committed suicide in Kampong Thom province on Sunday because his wife refused to have sex with him. Police said the wife refused her husband’s advances because she had given birth three months prior. When the husband complained, she angrily suggested he visit a prostitute instead. Instead of taking up that offer, he retreated to his room and downed 30 anti-malarial tablets. His wife found him convulsing and called for an ambulance, but he was quickly pronounced dead.

Cham arrested while driving stolen vehicle
Police arrested a Cham Muslim man in Kratie province on Saturday after he was allegedly involved in a robbery with three other men the day before. Police said the gang of four broke into a house in Snuol district and made off with a motorbike and two mobile phones before fleeing. The 27-year-old suspect was arrested when police noticed him riding the motorbike. He confessed immediately, and police have identified the other three suspects.



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