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Police Blotter: 21 March 1997

Police Blotter: 21 March 1997



March 3: Fifty squatters' houses burned down at 7pm in Sangkat Tonle Bassac

behind the Russian Embassy. The fire trucks could not in because there was no gate.


March 3: Peng Ratana, 18, a thief, had both his legs broken by Nou Pich,

a military policeman when he tried to steal Pich's motorbike at 3:45pm in Sangkat

Tom Noptoak, Khan Chamcarmorn.

March 3: Police arrested Seng Bopha, a Vietnamese and Som Sopheap after

they kidnapped Ly Sokpy, 18, to sell at a Toul Kok brothel for $200. Sokpy said she

was threatened and whipped into sleeping with customers.

March 4: Sou Kong Sin, 30, a Chinese man, was arrested by Interpol police

cooperating with Chinese police at 11am in Tati hotel in Toul Kok district. He was

entangled with robbery and killed people for 30-million Yuan (Chinese currency) and

escaped to Cambodia.

March 8: Nhem Chanda, 18 and Nhem Chandyna, 16, died by drowning after

a boat sank in the Mekong river near Kabav village in Kandal province. The two sisters

enjoyed riding a boat, but didn't know how to swim.

March 8: Oum Phea, 26, a farmer, died in the hospital after Hen Mengly,

33, hit him with a stick and cut him with a big knife on Mar 6 when Mengly had an

argument with Phea about drinking. Mengly escaped.

March 11: An unidentified man was found dead with tied up arms near Sangva

pagoda Kompong Lung commune Kandal province. The reason still being investigated.

March 11: Three construction workers were wounded by a gang fighting for

money at 10:30 pm in Sangkat Phsadem Kor Khan Toul Kok.

March 11: Soun Sophal, 17, a Sisowath student, was wounded when six gun

robbers, one wearing a bodyguard uniform and the others civilian uniforms, robbed

his motorcycle at 6:30 pm in Sangkat Boeung Kok 2 Khan Toul Kok. The robbers escaped

with the victim's motorcycle.

March 11: Yen Seng, 21, killed herself by eating poison in Pnouv village

Vihea Loung commune after she had an argument with her husband and her mother in-law.

March 12: A 1989 Camry car was stolen in front of tax department when Chea

Vorn, who is a car owner, had come to pay a road tax for the car.

March 12: A band of thirteen cow stealers in army uniforms with long guns

stole two cows and ten buffaloes at 10pm in Stung Penh village, Chi Go commune, Kompong

Cham province from two farmers. The bandits escaped with the herd.

March 13: Yorn Channy, 47, a taxi driver, was wounded by five robbers at

1:30am who tied up his arms and also his wife at # 50E0 Street 103 Sangkat Boeng

Keng Kang 3 Khan Chamcarmorn. Four dogs died by poison before the robbery. The bandits

escaped with gold and diamonds worth $40,000.

- Summarized from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Bou



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