MAN WANTED IN AX KILLING STILL ON LAM
A 22-year-old rubber plantation worker was hacked to death with an ax by his co-worker Sunday in Kampong Cham province's Memot district after an ugly verbal dispute. The victim was identified as Khom Doung, of Thbong Khmom district's Tonle Bet commune. Police identified the killer as Seth Heang, 30, who resides in Prey Veng's Trapaeng Ampil village. The killer fled the scene and now remains at large. Police said that they are launching an investigation to bring the perpetrator to court.
BRIDE-TO-BE DIES ALONG WITH NIECE
A 31-year-old teacher and her 3-year-old niece were killed in a traffic accident Sunday as they were driving a black Honda Wave motorbike to distribute wedding invitations along National Road 6 in Kampong Thom's Staung district. Ung Sophea, who planned to get married next month, and her niece, Cheing La, were struck and killed by a black Toyota Camry driven by a man whom police identified as David, a 45-year-old residing in Phnom Penh's Chamkarmon district.
MAN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING RELATIVE
A 29-year-old moto-taxi driver was sent to Kandal Province provincial court Monday after groping his 4-year-old sister-in-law's genitals behind her home in Kandal's Kampong Samnanh commune, police said, identifying the perpetrator as a resident of the province's Lvea Aem district. The victim's mother filed the complaint.
POIPET OFFICER SHOOTS SUSPECT
A Poipet district military police officer shot a handcuffed man in the body as police arrested two groups of gangsters on Sunday in Banteay Meanchey's Pa Li Lay village. Chet Samnang shot Ieng Thy, who resides in the district's Kbal Spien village, as the arrested man attempted to steal his gun, Provincial Deputy Military Police Chief Pen Phirom said. The hospitalised Ieng Thy denied snatching the gun along with all other wrongdoing.
COMEDIAN PREVAILS IN FRAUD LAWSUIT
A 62-year-old man was sentenced Monday by Phnom Penh Municipal Court to six months in prison and ordered to pay US$1,000 in compensation to You Sok Sothea, a comedian better known as Ka Choy, whom he was convicted of defrauding. Rainsy Chan Dara was paid $4,000 by the comedian on assurances he could get her a job in the National Assembly. His failure to do so upset You Sok Sothea, leading her to demand her money back from the con man.