Widow badly beaten by would-be suitor
A WIDOW was beaten severely on Wednesday, leading to the arrest of a 39-year-old man in Kampong Thom province’s Stoung district. Police said the suspect, who claimed to be in love with the victim, had been drinking alcohol with several friends before the violent incident. The suspect allegedly went to the widow’s house and beat her with his fists. The victim filed a complaint with police, who have detained the suspect pending trial.
Girls’early-morning ride takes bad turn
A YOUNG woman was robbed at gunpoint on her motorbike early on Wednesday in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. The victim said she and one of her friends had gone out for a drive about 3am in order to relax. But while driving, they were accosted by six men on three motorbikes who forced them to crash, then threatened them with a gun, before making off with the woman’s motorbike. Police are investigating the robbery and searching for suspects.
Young man dead after river motorboat attack
A TEENAGER was arrested in connection with the death of another young man in Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Leng district on Wednesday. Police said the suspect, 17, used his motorboat to crash into a boat carrying the victim and six others, because of a previous conflict between the two. The victim eventually drowned after he was attacked by the suspect while he was in the water. The six other passengers on the victim’s boat were rescued from the water by their fam-ilies. The suspect was arrested and awaits trial.
50-year-old in jail after stabbing wrong man
POLICE arrested a 50-year-old man accused of stabbing another man with a knife in a case of mistaken identity on Wednesday in Pursat province’s Krakor district. The suspect allegedly got drunk and became upset with another man that was drinking. However, he attacked and stabbed the wrong individual. The victim suffered a severe cut on his ear and the suspect now awaits trial.
Attempted theft leaves girl with broken jaw
A HIGH-SCHOOL student was seriously injured after two men attempted to rip a necklace from her on Wednesday in the capital’s Toul Kork district. The 18-year-old victim said she had been riding her motorbike when two suspects tried to snatch her necklace, causing her to crash. The suspects, who didn’t succeed in stealing the necklace, fled the scene and remain at large. The victim suffered a broken jaw during the crash.