Apr 27: Plong Salaun, a policeman, was killed by Chum Kny, also a policeman
after an argument. After he killed the victim he threatened a monk and took him and
two children hostage when police surrounded him in a pagoda. A few hours later he
released them and he shot himself in the head and burned down the monk's house. Nobody
came to stop the fire because there were three grenades inside.
Apr 29: Toy Torn, 30, was seriously injured after he fell down from a 20-meter
palm tree at 8:30 am in Sangkat Chang Chamres Khan, Russey Keo.
Apr 29: Sat Sophearom, 20, a petrol station attendant, fell unconscious
by poison by his friend at 11 am near Wat Phnom. The offender escaped with the victim's
Apr 30: Lonh Bronh, 48, was killed by his son Bronh Pheng, 22, who bludgeoned
him with a hatchet at 6 pm in Talay village Saang district. The reason is the victim
was sold a cow for about 450,000 riels and then he spent all of it playing cards
and drinking and didn't give any to his wife. Bronh Pheng escaped.
Apr 30: Phet Heng ,43, and his wife were involved in an armed struggle
with a group of bandits at 7:30 pm in his house at Tbong Kmom district Kampong Cham
province, as they attempted to rob his property. The bandits escaped with five chi
of gold (worth about $230) two wrist watches and some clothes.
May 2: Four female pick-pockets: Bot Chandavy, 17; Oum Thyda, 18; Houn
Chan, 18 and Sok Chantha, 16 - were arrested by police at 8:30 am when they planned
to steal something in Psar Kandal market.
May 2: Koung Leng, 65, was killed by a bolt of by lightning when the rain
started at 12:30 pm in Psar Kombol village Kandal province.
May 3: A 18-year-old, girl was raped by her biological father until she
was 7 months pregnant. The victim said that on Oct 1996 at 4 am when her mother went
out for work as a road cleaner, her father came to rape her when she slept with her
brothers and sisters. Since that time every morning he always came to rape her and
threatened to kill her if she told somebody. Her mother asked who she slept with,
but she could not answer because her father was there. On May 5, 1997 when her father
was out of the city, she told her mother that her father raped her.
May 6: Ny Saron, 29, was seriously injured by Chum who bludgeoned him with
a hatchet at 3 pm in Svay Tep district Svay Reng province. The reason was that Chum
was very drunk. The offender was arrested afterward.
May 6: Sat Sina, 15, was killed by unidentified men in the early morning
at Chamcar Thmey village Kampong Cham province, after she was kidnapped for a 3 million
May 8: Aoung Lonh, 32, was seriously injured by his father in-law who stabbed
him twice when the offender had an argument with his wife and threw a hatchet at
her. The victim was caught by a relative of the father-in-law and let the offender
stab him. The incident took place at Kacap village Kampong Speu province. The offenders
- Summarized from Khmer newspapers Kos Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Bou