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Police Blotter: 21 Jan 2011

Police Blotter: 21 Jan 2011

Man kills sibling in fight over motorbike
A 24-year-old man beat his 22-year-old brother to death with a wooden bat during an argument over a motorbike in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Rieng town on Monday, the mother of the siblings said. According to the woman, a fight broke out after the victim asked to borrow his sibling’s motorbike to travel to the market, and his brother refused to lend it to him. The victim was sent to hospital after the fight, but was declared dead upon arrival.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Attempted murder case sparked by deaf taunt
Three men were arrested and detained on suspicion of attempted murder in Pursat province’s Phnom Kravanh district on Monday. The target of the alleged murder plan said he had passed the trio drinking in the street and had called out to them. When they didn’t reply, the man said, he had yelled to them “you are deaf”, at which point the three men chased and tried to stab him with a knife. After the intended target ran away, police said, the angry trio stabbed the man’s buffalo instead.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Robbery suspect on run from Poipet police
A 26-year-old man who was arrested and detained on suspicion of a robbery escaped from Poipet police station in Banteay Meanchey province on Monday. Police said the suspect was arrested after he was caught in the act by a homeowner whose house he had broken into. Police said it was the first time a suspect had escaped from the Poipet station.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Four in hot water after meeting in quiet place
Four men were briefly detained on suspicion of intention to rob residents in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district on Sunday. Police said villagers had become suspicious and filed a compliant accusing the men of plotting to rob them, stating as evidence the men’s habit of “meeting in a quiet place”. The suspects denied any robbery plans, claiming they had been forced to find a quiet public place to drink wine together because they were “not allowed to drink at home”. Police said one of the men had in fact stolen a chicken from a villager, but all four men were released after promising “not to drink in a quiet place and make confusion for the villagers”.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Woman hangs herself in front of her children
A 29-year-old woman hung herself in front of her two young children in Battambang province’s Battambang town on Monday, the deceased’s husband said. The man, who is a farmer, said his wife had constantly worried about how poor they were.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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