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Police Blotter: 2 April 1999


Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Reasmei

Kampuchea by Aun Pheap.

March 16: Uy Seng, 38,

was beaten to death in a conflict with a neighbor while he was drinking wine at

midnight in Khnor Kar village, Kandal. Local authorities reported that the

criminals are Sum Vanna, Tung Sochea and Tung Yart. They escaped safely after

the incident.

March 16: A student, Keo Sopharith, 18, was killed at 7pm by his

friend who took his motorbike and jewelry while he was riding with two others in

Russei Keo district. Police said the victim's throat was cut.

March 18: The publisher of Sangkrous Khmer newspaper was arrested by a

policeman after he threatened and beat a coffee shop owner for money. The shop

owner, said that he paid $10 every month to the publisher, but was unable to pay

this month.

March 19: The body of an unidentified man was found

in Aukraing Ambel canal in Sla village, Kampong Speu. The head was severed from

the body.

March 19: A brothel owner in Phnom Penh, Poeu Sina, 35, was arrested

by policemen for forcing a woman into prostitution. The victim, from Kampong

Chhnang province, was raped by about 10 offenders before being sold for $30.

March 19: Hong Pich, 35, was found dead along National Road 2 in Prek

Taley village precinct, Kandal. Police reported that the victim was shot 11

times in the head and body. The victim's wife, Chheng Saron, said she suspected

three persons: Sem Thy, Ri Ngouch, and Ya Yeng.

March 20: The head of an unidentified man was found along National

Road 4 in Chambork village, Kandal. This head is believed to be part of the body

of an Indian man found last weekend.

March 20: A girl, Seak Srei Poeu, 7, was found dead in a rice field in

Kandal. The father of the victim said that his daughter was choked to death

after being raped by an unidentified neighbor.

March 23: The body of an unidentified man was found dead in Svay Tany

village, Prek Koy commune, Saang district, Kandal. Police said the victim was

tied with his arms behind his back and shot in the head.

March 23: A business student from Kampong Chhnang, Chheng Yuleng, 22,

was shot and seriously injured by two unidentified robbers who took his motor

bike in Psar Kandal 1 precinct, Daun Penh.

March 23: One driver died and two others were seriously wounded when a

truck crashed into a house in Prek Rotaing village, Kandal. Police said the

truck's steering wheel was broken.

March 23: An unidentified man was killed and his body dropped on the

road in Svay Tany village, Kandal. Police said the victim was shot three times

in the head.

March 24: Hap Lignurn was shot dead in a robbery at his brother's

house in Mittapheap, Sihanouk-ville. The victim was killed while he exchanged

fire with three robbers who took some jewelry.

March 25: The body of an unidentified man was found floating in Tonle

Sap river in Psar Tauch precinct, Russei Keo district. Police said the man had

suffered massive head and neck injuries.

March 25: Keo Socheat, 29, was found dead in Psar Leu precinct,

Sihanoukville. Police reported that the victim was chopped on his head.

March 25: Sausage King "Lanzi" Lanzinger was robbed at 11:30pm behind

the Hong Kong center after he had left the FCCC. "Well-trained" crooks on motos

took a watch, $13 and a zippo lighter with "Big Chief Sugar" engraved on the

side. Lanzi believes the motive was robbery.

March 26: Chhum Doeun, 45, was shot dead in a midnight robbery while

he was sleeping at Trapaing Toul village, Kandal. The victim's wife said the

robbers escaped after taking her motorbike and jewelry.

March 26: A Japanese visitor, Chieda Kenji, 50, was found dead at 8:30

am in a toilet at the Pailin Hotel in Phnom Penh. He had suffered massive head

injuries. The criminal is not known. However, police said the man had died after

a fainting spell.

March 26: An electrician, Chan Sodavath, 32, was shot and seriously

injured by two robbers who took his motorbike at Olympic Circle, Sangkat Veal

Vong, Khan 7 January. The robbers escaped.

March 26: A businesswoman, Hem Lanh, 49, was shot dead in a robbery at

her house in Kandal. Police said 12 unidentified robbers took 620,000 riel, $20

and jewelry. The robbers escaped safely.



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