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Police Blotter: 19 Aug 2011

Factory worker run over by colleague
A timber factory worker was killed after allegedly being run over by a vehicle driven by the factory’s foreman on Tuesday in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district. Police said the victim, 40, was riding his motorbike when he was struck from behind by the foreman, 52. An eyewitness claimed the two men had an argument over money the victim had failed to return to the foreman, and also said the victim punched the foreman several times before leaving the factory. The suspect awaits trial.

Woman dead, jealous husband top suspect
A woman was allegedly murdered by her husband after he discovered her talking with another man on Tuesday night in Kandal province’s Takhmao district. The suspect, 27, said he had been married to his wife, 26, for six years. They have one daughter. On Tuesday night picked up his wife from work when he saw her talking to a man he believed was her boyfriend. The suspect returned home with his wife where he and his brother-in-law drank alcohol. Police claimed the suspect became angry and stabbed his wife four times, killing her. He has been sent to court.

Daughter missing after Kampot taxi ride
A 21-year-old girl is missing after she was last seen taking a taxi from her home in Preah Sihanouk province to her aunt’s home in Kampot province on Tuesday. Her father said he discovered she was missing when called his sister to make sure his daughter had arrived. Unable to reach his daughter, he asked local authorities for assistance.

Lottery ticket vendor in pre-trial detention
Police arrested a 23-year-old man accused of selling lottery tickets on Wednesday night in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork District. The suspect said he had dropped out of school to help his sister sell sugarcane but would sell the tickets in his free time. He said he delivered the money to a boss who oversaw the illegal lottery operation. The suspect has been sent to jail to await trial.

Kratie timber thief caught twice by cops
Provincial police arrested the driver of a vehicle for allegedly transporting illegal timber on Monday night in Kratie province’s Kratie district. Police said the suspect was transporting wood without a license, so they ordered him to drive to the forest administration office. But the suspect attempted to escape, and was arrested and sent to jail to  await trial. A villager in Kratie town claimed that the suspect had connections to the deputy provincial governor, which is why he had escaped arrest before.



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