December 7: Man Soeun, 56, was stabbed and injured in a quarrel at 5 pm
in Prey Prum Pi village, Mong Russei district, Battambang. Police said the victim
was knifed in the stomach by her 31-year-old son-in-law, Boeun Kim. A neighbor, Priep
Theap, 56, was also stabbed once in the stomach after she came to help. Kim was detained
by neighbors and beaten to death after the incident.
December 8: Ma Nan, 27, was gunned down while electrocuting fish in a canal
in Koh Prak village, Kien Svay district, Kandal. Police said the victim, who was
married with two children, was shot with an AK-47 in the head, right temple, chest
and face. Police said revenge was suspected for the killing because the victim always
fished in a fishing lot belonging to a neighbour.
December 9: A 37-year-old woman was sent to Calmette hospital after she
was beaten and injured in a rape while returning from visiting her aunt nearby her
house in the Old Market precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was raped by
three construction workers identified as Chan Sora, 15, Um Sokny, 21, and Sok Vannak,
18. The rapists were arrested.
December 10: Tep Sotheara, 31, was chopped and severely injured while drinking
wine in Prek Takong village, Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim
was captured and chopped on his head with a big knife by Uy Veasna, 16, and Bun Tha,
18, after he refused their invitation to drink with them. The assailants were arrested
after the incident.
December 11: A 19-year-old garment worker, was sent to Calmette hospital
after she suddenly lost consciousness at 7:30 pm at a guest-house in Toul Sangke
village, Russei Keo district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim
attempted to kill herself with 30 tablets of unidentified drugs because her husband
asked to end their relationship so that he could become a monk.
December 12: Seav Leng, 30, was beaten and seriously injured in a family
quarrel at a guest-house in Srah Chak precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim
was tortured by her 35-year-old husband, Uy Chhunly, who became angry as he lost
some money gambling. Chhunly was arrested later.
December 13: Sguon Pesith, 17, died after being sent to Preah Song hospital
after she was stabbed during wedding party in Ang Kok village, Piem Ror district,
Prey Veng. Police said the victim was stabbed several times by Nguiyen Yaing Voeuy,
16, who became angry because the victim refused to dance with him.
December 14: Sim Bunsong, 40, a Daun Penh district police officer, was
beaten and injured at midnight in Ta Ta restaurant in Boeng Raing commune, Phnom
Penh. Bunsong, was hanged by his neck and beaten by seven drunkards who were angry
that Bunsong had refused to shake hands with them after one of their party had accidentally
stepped on his foot.
December 15: Ngoy Vuthy,18, was shot dead at 7:30 pm on National Road 2
in Chom Bak village, Kandal Steung district, Kandal. Police said the victim was hit
once in the head with an AK-47 by "Pich", local chief of militia, who was
angry because the victim challenged him to a motorcycle race. Pich was arrested and
beaten nearly to death by neighbors.
December 16: Chrek Por, 33, was sent to Calmette hospital after she was
injured in a robbery at midnight in Svay Teal village, Saang district, Kandal. Police
said the victim had a knife held to her throat and stabbed once in the left chest
after she cried out for help. The robbers escaped empty-handed.
December 17: Ym Tuoch, 18, was beaten nearly to death while talking with
a neighbor in Psah Doeum Thkau precinct, Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh. Police
said the victim was hit several times on the head and torso with a long stick by
her husband, Em Tola, 22, who became angry because she refused to clean up the house
after she was ordered to do. Tola was arrested.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap, Rasmei Kampuchea and Evening
News by Aun Pheap