January 5: Chan Savuth, 25, and Sok Yoeun, 21, were severely injured after
a grenade exploded at midnight at their house in Khnai Tung village, Barai district,
Kampong Thom. Police said the grenade was thrown into the house by an unknown man
who is suspected of wanting to kill Yoeun's mother, who was baking a cake outside
of the house at the time.
January 5: Mang Man, 57, was chopped to death in a robbery at 6 pm in a rice-field
in Kap Prich village, Koas Kralor district, Battambang. Police said the victim was
chopped three times in the head and face with an ax by a group wearing military uniforms
who attempted to steal his cows and cow cart. The robbers escaped empty-handed into
a forest after authorities arrived.
January 6: Rom Heng, 51, was arrested and beaten nearly to death at 10:45
am while riding a motorbike on a way nearby Saravon pagoda, Phnom Penh. Police said
that Heng was attacked by passersby after four people on two motorbikes told them
that Heng was a thief. The four, who are suspected robbers, fled the scene with Heng's
January 6: Krouch Lika, 21, was robbed of his motorbike at 9 pm in Toul Tompoung
2 precinct, Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, a moto-taxi
driver, was strangled by Nichea Limong, who attempted to steal his bike. Limong,
from Roka Kandal village in Kratie province, was arrested and beaten nearly to death
January 6: A 35-year-old unidentified man was beaten to death at 10:30 am
while he was on a motorbike driven by his friend in Psah Tauch village, Russei Keo
district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, who was accused of stealing a motorbike,
was dragged from the bike and beaten to death after being accused of being a thief.
His friend escaped.
January 6: Yon Khom was chopped and injured in the evening at a wine shop
in O Tres village, Steung Hao district, Sihanoukville. The victim was knifed several
times in the hands and legs and had one ear cut off by her 53-year-old husband, Eng
Sun, who was angry after she refused to go home after his two drinking companions
had tried to woo her.
January 6: Hieng Khoeung, 40, was arrested for a rape in Sre Khlong village,
Phnom Srouch district, Kampong Speu. Police said the capture came after his second
wife, Neang Sor, complained to the court that her husband had been raping her 12-year-old
daughter for more than a year. Khoeung, step-father of the victim, was also accused
of raping another 15-year-old girl in the area.
January 6: Kat Mom, 57, and his son-in-law, Veay Thoeun, 27, were gunned down
in Kea Mok village, Maung Russei district, Battambang. District Deputy Chief Ym Khay
said the victims were shot once each with an AK-47 by an unknown man while they were
on a cart loading rice into their house. Revenge was suspected for the killing as
the victim's property was not stolen.
January 7: Him Huot, 35, was chopped and severely injured in a quarrel at
7:30 pm at a wine shop in Toul Sala village, Saang district, Kandal. Police said
that Huot was chopped twice with an axe by a 30-year-old man, Cheng Yaung, who became
angry after being belittled and laughed at derisively. Huot had been accused of stealing
a cucumber just one day earlier. Yaung escaped after the incident.
January 7: Yin Yuot, 19, was knifed and severely injured in a quarrel at wedding
party in Kauk Meanchey village, Samrong Tong district, Kampong Speu. Police said
that Yuot was stabbed once in the chest by Men Pisey, 22, who was arrested after
the incident. Pisey confessed to police that he became angry after Yuot hit him with
a long stick.
January 8: Noeu Soksomnang, 21, a security-guard from Daun Penh Police Station,
suffered severe burns to his face after a meatball vendor hurled hot cooking at him
in the park in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Police said that Sai Chan,
48, and his daughter, Sun Chan, 21, were angered by Soksomnang's demands that they
leave the park. The assailants were arrested.
January 9: Sien Ny, 20, was found dead at 7:30 pm at her house in Svay Ta
Ouk village, Saang district, Kandal. Police said the victim possibly poisoned herself
as she was angry and ashamed after a creditor criticized her mother about an unpaid
loan of 300,000 R.
January 9: Tol Bunthoeun, 41, was knifed and severely injured while guarding
his lotus in a lake in Kook Vear village, Boribo district, Kampong Chhnang. Police
said the victim was chopped twice from behind by his close friend, Ngurn, who became
angry after Bunthoeun refused his request to allow him to drain the pond in order
to catch fish. Bunthoeun died in provincial hospital two days later. Ngurn remains
January 10: Noro Yslam, 35, a Bangladeshi national, was beaten and injured
in Wat Phnom precinct, Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, owner
of the Thyda guest-house, was tortured and beaten with long sticks and rocks by three
gangsters who attempted to steal a watch and $100. The assailants, Sun Kosal, Keo
Somnang and Seng Chandara, were arrested later.
January 10: Hien Houng, 20, was kidnapped at 6:20 pm from her house in Masin
Teuk village, Me Muot district, Kratie. Police said the victim, an ice shop owner,
was abducted and pushed into a car by four people armed with a AK-47 and a M16. Tep
Sopheara, 38, one of Houng's employees, worker for was shot and later died from his
wounds at a hospital in Vietnam.
January 10: Ros Sovan, 16, was chopped and injured at noon after he stole
one damleung of gold and 130,000 R from a neighbor's house in Prey Kay village, Dangkor
district. Police said the offender was arrested and hit twice on the shoulder with
a big saw by the house's owner. Sovan confessed to police that he'd entered the house
but insisted he hadn't taken anything.
January 11: Chinese national Yi Hong Ti, 49, , died in Chhuon Minh hospital
after he was knifed in Toul Tompoung 1 commune, Phnom Penh. Police said that Hong
Ti was stabbed several times by Tong Hinh Sung, 33, who became angry while being
held for $2000 ransom in a Hong Ti's house. Hinh Sung was arrested later.
January 12: A 19-year-old girl was raped at midnight while returning from
a karaoke shop in Boeng Kak precinct, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Police said
the girl was captured and brought to Heng Heng Guest-house by three gangsters while
she was getting off from a moto-taxi in Tonle Bassac precinct where she lives. The
rapists, Chan Vuthy, 22, an Interior Ministry policeman, Kong Veasna, 21, and Sok
Vandara, 23, were arrested immediately.
January 13: Van Rong, 21, died instantly in an accident at 3 am on the corners
of Norodom Blvd and Street 154 in Psah Thmei 3 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said
the victim was hit by a Toyota Camry and his body thrown about 47 meters from the
spot while he was on a motorbike driven by his friend, Som Nak, who was also severely
January 13: Yoeun Yeat, 21, was beaten nearly to death at 11 pm after he snatched
a five chi gold necklace from a 43-year-old sweet seller, Chhoeng Chhavy in Boeng
Raing commune, Phnom Penh. The pickpocket, who comes from Battambang province, was
arrested by householders and handed over to police only after he'd been severely
January 14: Poeu Nam, 48, was found floating in a canal about 100 meters
from her house in Chompous Kaek village, Kien Svay district, Kandal. Police said
the victim, a widow, had been hit on the left temple with a steel bar.