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Police blotter: 17 Feb 2012

Police blotter: 17 Feb 2012

Hacked woman found beneath her bed, alive
Authorities are searching for a man who allegedly hacked his wife three times with an axe on Wednesday in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town. Police said a 40-year-old woman was found under a bed, severely bleeding, and sent to hospital. She told police she had quarreled with her husband regarding his extramarital affair and he had hacked her repeatedly. The husband then pushed her under the bed and fled. Koh santepheap

Villager beaten after alleged cattle theft
A 58-year-old man was nearly beaten to death by villagers and arrested for allegedly stealing cows in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Sruoch district on Tuesday. Police said that villagers went looking for four cows after they went missing, and discovered three men attempting to sell them. Two of them slipped away, but the last was grabbed by villagers and beaten almost to death before police intervened. Villagers said their cows had disappeared before. Koh Santepheap

Worksite quarrels leads to electrocution
A construction worker was seriously injured after he was electrically shocked in the capital’s Sen Sok district on Wednesday. Police said the 30-year-old often fought and quarreled with one of his colleagues. During one such fight, he touched a wire that appeared to have been wired improperly by this particular colleague, and was electrocuted. He is currently recuperating in hospital and police are looking for his colleague for questioning regarding foul play. Koh Santepheap

Young girl dies after brutal hit and run
A 7-year-old girl was killed instantly by a speeding car in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district on Tuesday. Police said the girl was crossing the road to her home when the car ran over her and sped away. Police pursued the vehicle but were eluded, and are on the lookout for the driver. Kampuchea Thmey

Suspect nabbed after stealing friend’s moto
A man was caught in the act of selling his friend’s motorcycle on Wednesday in Takeo province’s Tram Kak district. Police said the victim’s motorcycle had gone missing from where it was parked in front of his home. He later encountered his friend, who was attempting to sell the motorcycle, and then filed a complaint with police. The suspect, 27, was arrested and has allegedly confessed to the charges. Kampuchea Thmey