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Police Blotter: 16, March 2001

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MARCH 1: Chea Sokuntheara, 28, was gunned down at midnight while he was

walking with a girl at a festival in the Vihea Luong pagoda in Thlak village, Kampong

Cham. Police said the victim, who was soon to be engaged to another girl, was shot

in the chest with a K-54 handgun by an unknown assailant. Revenge is the suspected

motive.

MARCH 2: Din Da, 22, died instantly in an accident at 2:50 pm while he and

his friend were riding a motorbike on Veng Sreng road in Domnak Thom village, Mean

Chey district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victims were hit by a truck when the driver

lost control while driving at high speed. The driver fled the scene.

MARCH 2: Nop Bunnara, 30, was knifed and severely injured in a family quarrel

at midnight in Sre Ambil district, Koh Kong. Police said the victim, a fruit seller

in Chbar Ampov market, Phnom Penh, was stabbed 25 times by her husband, Soung Sarith,

who attempted to kill her after she returned

home with her two children in at attempt to reconcile with her husband.

 

MARCH 2: The body of a 46-year-old man, Sun Kim, was found floating in

a canal in Koh Tamau village, Boribo district, Kampong Chhnang. Police said the victim,

who was married with six children, was possibly beaten to death one day earlier because

his jaws and teeth were broken. Revenge is the suspected motive.

MARCH 2: Chhoeun Chhart, 27, a moto-taxi driver, was shot and wounded in a

robbery while carrying three passengers on 356 Street in Toul Svay Prey 2 commune,

Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh. The victim told police that he was ordered to stop

and hit in the waist with a handgun after he refused to hand his motorcycle key to

the passengers-turned-robbers.

MARCH 3: A skull was found by villagers fishing in a canal along Veng Sreng

road in Chom Chao village, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the skull

is believed to be that of a woman because women's underwear and a brassiere were

found nearby. Police said the victim was possibly killed a few months earlier and

the head dropped there.

MARCH 3: Yanid Regual, 28, a French national, was shot and wounded in a robbery

in front of a guest-house on Street 313 in Boeng Kak 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police

said the victim, a teacher from the Cambodian Institute of Technology, was shot in

the chest with a K-59 handgun after he refused to give a handphone to two robbers

on a motorbike.

MARCH 3: A Thai worker died and another was injured after they fell from a

43 meter telephone antenna on top of the post office in Banteay Meanchey. Police

said that Sai Lom, 25, an employee from Shinawatra company, died of massive head

injuries.

MARCH 4: Two Chinese men, Yap Thiamhoe, 37, Miter Liv, 40, were sent to Calmette

hospital with massive head injuries inflicted in a drunken quarrel at a nightclub

in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh, at 5:20am. Police said the victims were beaten

with chairs by 10 Chinese people who then escaped by car. The reason for the attack

is unknown as the attackers spoke only Chinese.

MARCH 4: Sen Bondaul, 20, was shot and severely wounded in a robbery at 3:15

pm while riding a motorbike to his house on Street 174 in Boeng Raing Commune, Phnom

Penh. Police said the victim, a student from the National Institute for Management,

was ordered to stop and shot in the right jaw with a handgun by one of three robbers

who stole his brand new motorbike.

MARCH 4: Ya Yang, 40, was axed and seriously injured at 9:30 pm in Sam Bour

village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said that Yang,

who was drunk, was chopped in the left shoulder and the face by his 21-year-old nephew,

San Channoeun, who became angry after his uncle turned off the light while Channoeun

was repairing his motorbike downstairs. Channoeun fled the scene.

MARCH 5: Kry Yoeu, 50, was sent to Calmette hospital after her throat was

slit in a robbery at 2:30 pm in Kirirom precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim

was hung by her hair and had her throat cut after she refused to give $100 to a neighbor,

Ven Noeun, 27. Noeun cut his own throat and jumped from the second floor of the victim's

house after police arrived.

MARCH 5: Sok Long, 51, was axed and severely injured in a land dispute in

Baren Loeu village, Saang district, Kandal. Police said the victim was chopped in

the head and the back by his brother-in-law, Meng Ngau Heng, 31, who was angry because

he was ordered to remove a fence around his property. The victim's wife, Srun Lom,

48, was chopped in the temple.

MARCH 5: Ron Lym, 21, died instantly in an accident at 2 pm while walking

with her 5-year-old daughter next to National Road 5 in O Kreal village, Mong Russey

district, Battambang. Police said the victim, who came from Boeng Prey village in

Pursat province, was hit from behind by a truck after returning to visit her husband

at O Bei Choan.

MARCH 6: A 56-year-old man, Khem Ann, was killed and his body dropped in front

of his house in Thbeng village, Ponhea Leu district, Kandal. Eyewitnesses reported

to police that the victim was dropped there early in the morning by two people on

a motorbike. Police said the victim died from massive head injuries.

MARCH 6: The body of a 58-year-old woman, Chou Sokheng, was found in her house

at 2 pm in Bek Chan village, Ang Snoul district, Kandal. Police said the victim was

found with a nylon line tied around her neck. Robbery is the suspected motive for

the killing because a five chi gold necklace, one pair of earrings and some money

were stolen.

MARCH 7: Mao Thoeun, 22, was shot and wounded while trying to escape after

he attempted to steal money from a street vendor in front of the Royal Palace. Police

said Thoeun was hit by a park security guard after Hong Routana, a water seller,

complained that she was threatened with an axe after she refused to give 5,000 R

to the offender.

MARCH 7: Sin Vay, 31, was arrested for attempted murder in Depot 2 commune,

Phnom Penh. Police said that Vay had threatened to kill members of his family with

a grenade after they failed to give him $100.

MARCH 7: A 30-year-old man, Svay Virak, died in an accident at 10:20 pm while

riding his motorbike on Mao Tse Tung Blvd in Phnom Penh. Traffic police said the

victim, who was drunk, was hit by a car and died instantly from head injuries while

driving fast. The driver fled the scene.

MARCH 7: Phan Chon, 32, was beaten to death at 8 pm in Chor Chak 1 village,

in the provincial capital of Prey Veng. Police said the victim, who was drunk, was

hit several times on the head with a hoe and his throat later cut with a knife by

his brother-in-law, Oeun Ang, 28. Ang was angry after Chon tried to break into his

house.

MARCH 7: Chhun Han, 28, was shot and severely wounded in a robbery at 8:20

pm while walking home from a festival ceremony in Por Turng village, Prey Veng. Police

said that Han was shot in the left breast with a handgun and died later after she

tried to resist two gunmen who stole a seven chi gold necklace from her.

MARCH 8: The body of a 29-year-old man, Roeun Rin, was found at 8am in Trapaing

Thleung village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the

victim, a moto-taxi driver from Phnom Penh, was killed one day earlier. Police said

robbery was the motive as his motorcycle had been stolen.

MARCH 10: The body of a 14-year-old boy, Tauch Dara, was found floating in

a canal in Ta Lay village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police

said the victim was electrocuted and his body dropped in the canal after he attempted

to get inside a mango field belonging to Kouy Thong, 62, a former teacher, who had

ringed the field with electrified wire to keep people out.

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