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Police Blotter: 21 Jul 2011

Husband accused of stabbing his spouse
A HUSBAND allegedly stabbed his wife after accusing her of having a boyfriend on Tuesday in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet commune. Police said the suspect became enraged when he reportedly discovered his wife had a date with another man and stabbed her with a sword. The couple had been married for two years, the mother of the victim said. The suspect was sent to court and the victim was hospitalised.

Wedding revellers attacked with axe
A MAN was killed and another left in a serious condition during an alleged axe attack in Takeo province’s Prey Kabbas district on Tuesday. Police said the two victims were driving home from a wedding party when a group of unknown suspects hacked both of them with an axe. The injured victim said he did not know any of the suspects and had never had any previous arguments with them. Police have launched an investigation and said they believed the suspects lived in the same village as the victims.

Students shun books and take to the sword
A LARGE group of students described as ‘gangsters’ allegedly used samurai swords to attack each other on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. Police said they only managed to arrest two of the 10 students involved in the sword fight, which took place on a public road. No one was seriously injured in the clash. Police said the two suspects claimed the fight was the result of longstanding ill will between the men involved. 

Employee beats, robs bathing boss
A SHOP owner was allegedly attacked and robbed by one of his employees on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. Police said the 62-year-old victim and his employee went back to the victim’s home after picking up money sent to him from the United States. The suspect then reportedly beat the victim, who was taking a bath, unconscious and made off with US$5,000 as well as some jewellery. The victim was hospitalised and police are searching for the suspect.



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