•Motorcyclist tries to flee after hitting girl on bike
A 12-year-old girl on a bicycle was seriously injured in a collision with a motorbike on Wednesday in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district. She suffered severe head injuries and her bicycle was broken in two. The motorcyclist tried to flee the scene, but eyewitnesses intervened to catch him. The suspect is now in police custody.
•Man arrested after road-rage slapping
A man was arrested for slapping a 27-year-old man in a traffic dispute on Wednesday in Poipet. The man, 51, hit the victim’s parked motorbike while driving his car. The victim pursued the man to ask for restitution, but the man slapped his face six times. The victim called police, who took both men to the police station. The car owner agreed to pay the victim US$500 in compensation to avoid prosecution.
•Suspected adulterer slain by brother-in-law
A husband suspected of cheating on his wife was stabbed to death by his brother-in-law in a domestic dispute on Wednesday in Kampong Chhnang’s Boribor district, police said. The victim’s wife said she was arguing with her husband about his extramarital affairs and demanded a divorce. The man refused and continued to insult her. Unable to endure hearing the woman insulted any more, her brother, 38, attacked the husband with a knife, slicing him twice on the head and neck. The man died at the scene. Police are looking for the brother-in-law.
•Man bites girlfriend over dinner and drinks
Police arrested a 27-year-old man for drunkenly attacking his 21-year-old girlfriend on Wednesday in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. During dinner with friends, the boyfriend became drunk, slapping and punching his girlfriend’s face, and biting her forehead. Her sister called the police after seeing the woman’s injuries. The man is in jail awaiting trial.
•Armed man demands keys, steals motorbike
A gun-waving man robbed a 24-year-old woman of her motorbike on Wednesday in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district. According to eyewitnesses, after the woman parked her motorbike, a man ran over and pointed a gun at her. She gave her keys to him and the man fled the scene. Police are investigating the incident.