NOVEMBER 1: Police arrested one of five gangsters, Hean Samnang, 24, who killed
Chim Rom, 18, at 1:30pm in Boeng village, Kampong Thom province. Police said Rom
was beaten with a stick and he later died at a hospital. Police said the argument
happened after Rom stared at the men while they were driving fast on two motorbikes
and dirt flew over him.
NOVEMBER 2: Chin Sopheap, 39, was sent to a hospital for medical treatment
after she was axed in the head while arguing with a drunken man Prum Pheav, 54, at
12:30pm in Boeng Thom village, Kampot province.
NOVEMBER 2: Three students were drowned after a wooden boat sank in a river
at 6:30am in Koh Praloung village, Kampong Cham province. Police gave the names of
the two girls and one boy as Hurt Sreymao, 17, Dou Maly, 10, Pheap Phirom, 18. Police
said the boat overturned after another boat drew up fast and made a large wave causing
40 passengers to move to one side.
NOVEMBER 2: Choun Phong, 28, was found naked and dead in the morning at a
cottage in her rice field in Por Thmey village, Prey Veng province. Police said someone
killed the woman with a knife after raping her.
NOVEMBER 3: Kin Sokhoeun, 18, and Kim Rom, 17, were arrested for a nighttime
robbery in Bale Lay village, Kampong Thom province. Police said the two attempted
to rob Ly Chhunseng, 34, who then beat them nearly to death. Chhunseng said the pair
hid in his house and tried to hit him with a steel bar, but they lost control after
his younger brother came to help him during the fight.
NOVEMBER 4: Chhoeun Hon, 38, was fatally gunned down after she and her husband
tried to resist two people during a nighttime robbery in Boeng Beng commune, Banteay
Meanchey province. Kong Vanny, 41, told police that his wife was shot five times
with a rifle after running out and shouting for help. Police are searching for one
of the two robbers who escaped as Vanny stabbed him in the stomach with a knife during
NOVEMBER 4: Mon Meth, 20, was arrested for questioning after a married woman,
Ngoun Vanny, 18, accused him of raping her in Toul Krasaing village, Kandal province.
Vanny said in a complaint that Meth persuaded her to go to a guesthouse in Phnom
Penh where he raped her. Meth denied the rape and told police Vanny agreed to have
sex with him because they had been in love since she was single.
NOVEMBER 5: Mao Sochea, 18, was found dead in a cashew field after she went
missing four days earlier in Preah Thiet village, Kampong Cham province. Police suspected
rape was the reason for the motivation of the killing because Sochea had been injured
many times on her body.
NOVEMBER 6: Ouk Prem, 32, was arrested after he raped a 28-year-old woman
four days earlier in Krachap village, Pailin. The woman who was married with two
children said in a complaint that Prem had raped her twice on the same day. The woman
said Prem raped her once while she was cutting bamboo in a forest in an afternoon
and he later raped her again at her home. Prem confessed to the rape.
NOVEMBER 7: Hun Hong, 21, was stabbed in the chest with a spear while arguing
with his cousin at around 7pm in Prek Phnov commune, Kandal province. Hong was sent
to a hospital in Ponhea Leu district by his family but he later transferred to Calmette
Hospital for removing of the spear.
NOVEMBER 8: Thoeun Thea, 24, was sentenced to 15 years in Prey Sor prison
after municipal court charged him with a murder in Prey Tear village, on the outskirts
of Phnom Penh. Presiding judge Ke Sakhan said at the hearing Thea was arrested on
April 11 after injuring a girlfriend, Ouk Chanda, who later died at a hospital. Thea
told the court the argument occurred after Chanda wanted him to divorce his wife
but he denied her advance. Thea was ordered to pay 4 million riel to the victim's
NOVEMBER 9: Khun Song, 36, was arrested for questioning after a mysterious
explosion at a rental house a week earlier in O'Bekhaam village, Phnom Penh. Police
said one person was killed during the explosion and destroyed three apartments. Song
who rented the house two weeks ago fled immediately with his wife and one daughter.
Police found two canisters, one containing cooking gas and a second containing gasoline
at the scene and they believed to have fueled the blast.
NOVEMBER 9: The body of a motorbike taxi driver, Chek Sokha, 20, was found
in a corn yard after he went missing two days earlier in Kam Reang commune, Battambang
province. Police said Sokha had tied his arms with a rope, his neck had been strangled
and his mouth closed with a sticky tape. Police suspect robbery was the reason as
his bike was stolen.
NOVEMBER 10: Pel Phirith, 35, a secondary school teacher, was shot dead while
sitting and talking with a girlfriend, Van Sokheng, 17, at midnight in Sre Pring
village, Kampong Chhnang province. Sokheng, who survived herself from a hostage,
told police two unknown men shot Phirith in the forehead with a K-59 handgun then
brought her away on a motorbike. Police suspect jealous revenge was the reason of
the killing because many people had tried to make love with Sokheng but she refused
NOVEMBER 10: Police came to inspect the body of a married couple Chhean Sriav,
30, and Choun Theavy, 28, who were shot dead while asleep in Kampong Kong village,
Kandal province. Police said Sriav had been shot once in the chest and his wife had
been shot twice in the back and the stomach with an AK-47. Police suspected revenge
attack was the reason for the killing. The murder left two children as orphans.
NOVEMBER 11: Police are looking for one of five gangsters identified as Prounh
who escaped after injuring Ken Samphoas, 22, during an argument while playing valley
ball in Tbong Khmum district, Kampong Cham province.