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Police Blotter: 22 Dec 2009


Partying policeman shoots, kills self
A 31-year-old police officer on Sunday morning accidently shot and killed himself with his own pistol in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district, witnesses said. The victim had returned to his own rented room after a party and began calling out to his neighbours while carrying his pistol. Witnesses said he removed the bullets to show that it was not loaded, pointed the gun at his head and pulled the trigger five times. On the fifth pull, the gun fired.

Con man arrested in seafood scam
A 44-year-old man accused of cheated his fellow villagers of money in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district was arrested on Monday. The incident occurred on December 13 when the suspect had persuaded people to lend him US$30 to buy seafood for a top government official but pocketed the money instead. He was later found perpetrating a similar con in nearby Song Khak Rak commune but was arrested. Police said the suspect had used a government official’s name for all his scams.

Man arrested for raping sick wife
Police said a 39-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in Kandal province’s Saang district on suspicion of raping his wife. The suspect’s 40-year-old wife accused her husband of forcing her to have sex while she was suffering from a uterine disease that had required her to stop work for three months, police said. On the night of the incident, police said the victim’s drunken husband had tried to persuade her to have sex twice. When she declined, he tied her up and raped her. Police said the suspect is to be sent to provincial court.

Child Rape suspect evades arrest
Police said that a man who attempted to rape a 10-year-old girl in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district on Saturday had successfully evaded arrest. The victim’s family members have said that the perpetrator should pay US$3,000 in compensation when he is arrested and should be brought before the court immediately. Advocates with the local human rights group Licadho provided assistance to the victim and helped file a complaint at Phnom Penh Municipal Court.



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