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Police Blotter: 20 Jan 2009

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HUSBAND ATTACKED BY WIFE WITH KNIFE

Huon Tok, 51, was severely wounded after his wife, Sean Ron, 50, attacked him with a knife. The event happened on Saturday afternoon, and Sean Ron said she was angry with her husband because he had stolen 80,000 riels to drink and he had cursed a lot when he denied taking the money. The victim, from Kdum Reay village, was taken to the district hospital.
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YOUNG MAN DIES FROM POISONING

A 17-year-old male has died from poisoning after he took an unknown traditional medicine. Mom Sarom of Ampil Teuk village was taken to Neak Koeung Hospital immediately after he had taken a dark powder his mother had purchased from a street seller to help alleviate a toothache. The powder had been described as being able to cure a toothache and kill muscle pain.
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WIDOW KILLED BY ROBBERS

A widow, whose job was to buy things from robbers and thieves, was robbed and killed by a group of robbers from whom she had bought stolen goods. Men Touch of Svay Rieng province was dragged from her house and pushed head first into the water in a ditch behind the house. The incident happened just before midnight on Saturday, and according to the victim's son, the robbers had taken some property and about US$500. No one has been arrested, but police believe the group responsible was close to the victim, having stayed in her house before.
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COUPLE CONFESS TO LYING TO POLICE

A 19-year-old girl and her 20-year-old boyfriend have confessed to lying about the theft of a motorbike. Sroh Sok Leang and Pouv sold a motorbike, then told the police the parents of Sroh Sok Leang had stolen the motorbike. To convince police, she tried to jump off a motorbike and was wounded and covered with dirt. After many police inquiries, the pair confessed to selling the bike for US$700, with Sroh Sok Leang taking $400 and Pouv $300.
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EXCAVATOR FLIPS OVER AND KILLS MAN

Ram Ran, 22, a resident of Tum Nub Leu village, Trapaing Brey commune, Anlong Veng district, Oddar Meanchey province, died immediately after the excavator he was driving flipped over and fell on top of him in O'Chenh Chien village, Anlong Veng commune and district at 1:40pm Sunday. The victim was working for a Thai company that was building National Road 67. No details are available about what the company will do for compensation.
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