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Police Blotter: 20 Jul 2009

Police Blotter: 20 Jul 2009

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

MAN STABS AND KILLS NIECE, CONFESSES
A man who stabbed a 14-year-old girl to death in broad daylight on Tuesday as she rode her bicycle to buy food near her home in Kampot's Dang Toung district, was captured by police on Wednesday. The killer was identified as Kang Phos, 27, an uncle of victim Ghan Chan Than. After his arrest, the perpetrator told police that his niece had cursed at him after he jokingly crashed his bicycle into hers. The suspect added that he found his niece's language so offensive that, in his blinding rage, he couldn't help stabbing her 11 times.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

SPOILED KIDS' BRAWL AT HOTEL THWARTED
A group of spoiled youngsters, aged from 13 to 23, were arrested on Thursday for plotting to fight in front of Phnom Pros Hotel in Kampong Cham town. Police said that the adolescents reside in Kampong Siem district's O'Svay commune. The suspects, however, maintained their innocence. Spoiled 22-year-old Lun Chan Cham Reoun claimed that his group only stopped in front of the hotel after his vehicle got a flat tyre.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

COUPLE COLLIDES WITH TRAFFIC SIGN
Busy exchanging sweet words with his newfound girlfriend as she sat on his motorbike behind him, a young motorist drove so carelessly that he failed to see a traffic sign reading "Slow Down" and violently crashed into it. The incident took place on Thursday along National Road 5, in Kampong Chhnang's Ksam commune. Traffic wardens identified the driver as Reth Vey, 25, who resides in Baribaur district's Ponlei commune.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

KIDNAPPER DRAGS WOMAN TO SIEM REAP
A man was arrested on Thursday for breach of trust and kidnapping after he carried off a 19-year-old woman to Siem Reap for five days to have sex. The arrest came following a complaint by 37-year-old Keo Mara, the victim's father, who resides in Kampong Cham province's Kampong Siem district. He alleged that Rado, 23, conned him out of two motorcycles and then absconded with his daughter to the tourist hub.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MAN ACCUSED OF LOCKING UP WIFE
Anti-human trafficking authorities and district police searched a house on Thursday in Sen Sok district, where a local man was accused of imprisoning his wife. The suspect, Meas Sameoun, 42, who works as a security guard for a private company, has been detained for questioning. Neighbours told police he always locked up his wife when he was away from home, which drove her to mental illness.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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