•Widow strangled by pair during burglary
A 48-year-old widow was strangled to death by two burglars on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. According to her 27-year-old son, two men entered his bedroom around 1:00am and attempted to tie him up with rope. However, he fought back and managed to escape, running outside to call for help. When he returned with his neighbours, the suspects had already fled, and his mother had been strangled in her bedroom. A necklace, 300,000 riel and US$1,000 were missing. Police are looking for suspects.
•Battle over bag sees father, daughter shot
A father and daughter were shot by robbers outside their home on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. The daughter, 40, arrived home on a motorbike with her brother and was confronted by an armed robber. The robber attempted to take her bag, but she fought back, as it contained valuable jewelry. Her brother ran and hid, but her father, 68, who was inside the house, came to her aid. The suspect shot the woman in her shoulder and her father in his right leg, before fleeing with the bag.
•Family feud ends with man’s stabbing death
A 33-year-old man was killed by his cousin in a drunken clash on Sunday in Kampong Cham’s Streng Trong district.According to eyewitnesses, the man drunkenly went over to his uncle’s house and slashed the 40-year-old man with a knife. The uncle cried for help, and his two sons, aged 27 and 30, came to his aid, with one of them wresting the knife away from the man and stabbing him with it. He died instantly.
•Pool game attack may leave teen paralyzed
A 15-year-old boy had his left leg seriously cut by gangsters on Monday after beating them at a game of pool in the capital’s Meanchey district. Police have identified the attackers and are now on the hunt for them. The victim’s leg injury is so severe that he may not be able to walk without surgery in Vietnam. However, his mother said their family is too poor to afford treatment.
•Drunken punch lands man behind bars
A 41-year-old reporter was punched in the face by a 40-year-old man on Sunday in Kandal’s Takmao district. According to witnesses, the victim was out drinking with friends when he was invited to join a group in a different room. One of the men in this group seemed displeased by his presence and the two men got into a heated argument. When the victim was getting into his car later, the man came over and punched him. His attacker tried to flee, but the security guard locked the gate and called police.