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Police Blotter: 2 Feb 2011

Man arrested after trying to rob motodop
Military police in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town arrested an 18-year-old man on Saturday, shortly after he was accused of stealing a motorbike from a 28-year-old moto-taxi driver. Police said the suspect left Phnom Penh for Poipet on Friday, and stayed a night at a local pagoda before entering the town by moto-taxi. On the way, the suspect hit the moto-taxi driver twice in the shoulder with a wooden stick and attempted to escape from the scene after his robbery attempt was unsuccessful, but he was arrested when the victim shouted for help.

Teacher electrocuted in funeral preparation
A teacher died immediately when he was electrocuted at a seventh-day funeral ceremony on Friday morning in Kampot province’s Kampong Trach district. Police said the victim was helping to prepare the funeral for a neighbour in his village, when he climbed an electricity pole to link power to the ceremony. A few minutes later he was electrocuted, falling down to the ground and dying instantly.

Diligent student takes life with sleeping pills
A 22-year-old university student was found dead at about 9am on Saturday in Banteay Meanchey’s Mongkol Borei district. Police suspected that the woman committed suicide by taking sleeping pills. According to police, the death came a day after the woman’s mother blamed her for spending too much money on her studies without having a job to generate income. Police said that the woman was sent to a hospital, but it was too late to save her life.

Man arrested over rape of teenage ‘girlfriend’
Russei Keo district police on Sunday arrested a 21-year-old man after the family of a 13-year-old girl filed a complaint with police, accusing him of raping the girl on Friday night. The man denied he raped the girl, saying they had loved each other for a month. He said that on Friday the girl called him twice to pick her up from home to elope so they could leave Siem Reap, but they did not have money so the girl slept at his home, where they had sexual intercourse. The girl’s family sued the man for rape after they learned about the incident.



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