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Police Blotter: 21 November 1997



Oct 28: Hatakoji, a Japanese man, was seriously wounded by two robbers

who attempted to rob him at 6:30 pm in front of 31Eo Khan Doun Penh. The robbers

pointed a gun at him but he tried to fight back. Suddenly a bullet hit his stomach.

The offenders escaped empty-handed.


Oct 28: Leng Vanny, a pregnant woman, and two of her children were killed

by their cruel husband and father who cut their throats with a knife after he came

back from a drinking place. A source said the offender attempted to kill all of his

family but luckily one of his children was in school and his mother-in-law was at

a pagoda, otherwise all would have been killed. The offender was arrested.

Oct 29: Five people drowned in a river when their boat capsized in heavy

rain and wind. They were on their way back from a relative's engagement party at

Raka Kong commune, Kandal province.

Oct 31: Kbal Thnal market caught fire at 6 pm because of a short-circuit.

One motorcycle, one bicycle and 13 tonnes of rice, two tons of paddy and one ton

of chaff were burnt down.

Nov 1: Two robbers were killed by Toul Kok police after they attempted

to unsuccessfully rob a motorcycle at 9:30 am on Mao Tse Toung Blvd. A source said

that the owner of the motorcycle clicked the remote control to stop the bike and

shouted for help. At that time police arrived and followed the robbers and shot them

dead when they exchanged gunfire with police.

Nov 1: Five people were wounded by two grenades tossed by two drunk men

who attempted to have sex with a prostitute girl in Svay Pak area. They were not

allowed by the pimp because they were so drunk. The offenders escaped.

Nov 1: Three people were killed and one wounded after a gunman, who is

a husband of one of the victims, shot them when they were watching TV at 9:30 pm

in Krach commune. A source said that the offender separated from his wife about 4

or 5 months ago and just came back on the day that it happened. The offender was


Nov 2: Sam Sok, 40, an S.L. International staff member, was shot dead by

military police at 6:25 pm near Cambodia Commercial Bank. A source said that the

victim was turning the car where he was not allowed to and hit a traffic policeman

that tried to stop him. Suddenly military police shot two bullets at the car, but

the bullet hit the victim who died at that time. The military police escaped from

the scene.

Nov 5: One man was killed, two wounded, and another one arrested after

an exchange of gunfire between drug smugglers and anti-drug police. A source said

that they smuggled a kilo of heroin from the Lao border via Stung Treng province

and came to Phnom Penh. Two of the victims were Interior Ministry police and another

one was a soldier. The incident took place at Asia Town Hotel. Pheng Phay, head of

the anti-drug police department, was hurt by the drug smugglers. Police confiscated

a kilogram of heroin and a pistol.

Nov 5: Chea Socheat, 18, was seriously wounded when a bodyguard of the

victim's friend pointed a gun as a joke. The incident took place at Sangkat Touk

Laok III.

Nov 7: Four alleged drug smugglers were arrested by anti-drug police after

they arrived in Phnom Penh from Battambang province. Police said that they had set

up an appointment to hand over drugs and money at Hun Sen park. Police confiscated

700 grams of heroin and one car.

Nov 10: Tou Thou Bin, 36, an owner of a car repair shop, was killed by

an unidentified man who stabbed her nine times with a knife, attempting to rob her

property while her husband was away in Vietnam with her children. The motive is still

being investigated. The offender escaped with a box of money.

Nov11: Three people believed to be involved in a love triangle committed

suicide by shooting themselves after they could not solve the problem with each other.

A source said that on Nov. 8 Sarin Kary Nel and her first boyfreind shot themselves

on a bed. But, three days later, one man belived to be a second boyfriend of Kary

Nel committed suicide by shooting himself.

Nov 11: Neang Pheap was seriously injured after a cruel husband burned

her with petrol at Thnal Thmey village, Kampong Thom province. A source said that

their family was too poor, living with no house with three children. On that day

the husband came back home and took all his wife's clothes to burn them. When the

wife saw that she cried and said why didn't he burn her if he was burning her clothes

because she had only these clothes. Suddenly the husband took the petrol and poured

it onto her and lit it. She survives by help from the neighborhood. The offender

was arrested.

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




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