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Police Blotter: 16 Sep 2010

Police Blotter: 16 Sep 2010

Food vendor accuses customer of rape
A 21-year-old woman was allegedly raped by three men in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Monday. The victim told police that the three men accosted her while she was walking to visit her uncle, and that they took her to an unknown location and assaulted her. She said she knew one of the suspects because he always bought food at her market stall. Though she fainted during the attack, she managed to shout for help soon afterwards. Police are now on the hunt for the suspects.

Man held after booze session turned batty
Police arrested a 21-year-old man accused of being involved in a fight that left four people seriously injured in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town on Tuesday. A witness reported seeing the accused drinking at a restaurant with a group of friends. After a few rounds, an argument broke out over money. The pugilists reportedly smashed each other with bats, with one man threatening another with a gun before police came and broke up the scuffle. The owner of the restaurant said the group constantly fought and used nasty language.

Drunkard beats wife for questioning his lifestyle
Police in Pursat province’s Bakan district are on the hunt for a man who beat his wife nearly to death on Monday because she pointed out that he was jobless. A neighbour reported that on the day of the incident, the wife raised the issue of her husband’s unemployment and his reluctance to help on the farm. The neighbour said the husband then drank all day and stayed out late before returning in a drunken stupor. He then beat her within an inch of her life, he said. She has been sent to hospital.

Late door-locking ends in fatal shooting
A 44-year-old man was shot dead by an unknown assailant at his home in Kampong Cham’s O’Rang Oav district on Monday. The wife of the victim told police that her husband had gone to lock the front door of their abode on Monday night when the perpetrator shot him three times. The victim died instantly, and the suspect escaped. Police are investigating the attack, which they said was caused by “rancour”, though the wife said her husband never fought with anyone.

Police nab speeding traffic-light dodger
A motorbike driver was seriously injured in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Tuesday after he was sideswiped by a car. Police said the car was speeding and had run a red light before hitting the motorbike. The driver of the car tried to flee the scene but was nabbed by police. The victim was taken to hospital.


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