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Police Blotter: 16 November 2007


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

the fight.

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

these advances.

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.



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