Mar 6: Chea Hieng, 55, from Kandal was injured when he was hit twice on
the head with a spade by a mentally disturbed person, after Hieng had tried taking
back his bottle of beer from the man.
Mar 6: Sourn Tit, 20, and Chil Touch, 21, were seriously injured when they
mistakenly confused an acid container with water while trying to run a bath.
Mar 7: Lim Vann Thoeun,18, was shot and killed by two teenagers in the
Phnom Penh house of his girl friend, Thann Phary, 18. The teenagers fled the scene.
Mar 9: A 45-year-old jewelry vendor named Ngok was robbed at gunpoint of
gold and US dollars by two men wearing military uniforms, according to eyewitnesses.
The robbery took place in Soung market, Tbong Khmom district, Kompong Cham province.
Mar 11: Sok Sann, 44, was arrested by Khan Cham Kar Mon police and charged
with the rape of a 10-year-old girl. The girl was a friend of his daughter.
Mar 11: A big storm, which felled trees, disrupted power lines, and collapsed
houses, killed two people and injured eight others. The storm hit Svay Por district,
Battambang province at 3:40 pm.
Mar 11: A 27-year-old handicapped woman in Preik Russey village, Kandal
province, was raped, murdered, and then buried on the farm where she worked. Her
parents died under the Pol Pot regime and she lived with her elder sister.
Mar 12: A brothel master named Khneang was arrested after he shot and killed
Un Praseth, 25, the customer of a prostitute in Chumpou Van village on the outskirts
of Phnom Penh. The prostitute, Neang Thea,17, was wounded in her buttocks during
the shooting. "Un Praseth handed the gun to Khneang and Khneang try to test
the gun to see if it had bullets," the prostitute told police.
Mar 12: The body of Pen Saroeun, 35, his hands tied, was found in Beng
Kok I district Khan, Tuol Kok. There were three bullet holes in the body. A police
officer said Saroeun lived in Beng Kak II district Khan Toul Kok and was himself
a wanted thief and killer.
Mar 16: Nine robbers were arrested at 3pm in Khan Toul Kork. The leader
of the group, Om Rattanak, admitted that he and his group robbed 20,000R, $10, and
a necklace worth $400 from two people in a room of the Oriental Hotel. He also confessed
his group shot a girl while stealing a motorbike.
Mar 16: Sear Sokhon, 51, deputy head of the International News department
of Kampuchea TV was wounded seriously when shot twice in the head during the robbery
of his C100 motorbike, in Wat Phnom district about 3:45 pm.
Mar 18: An unidentified body of a man, around 40, was dragged from the
river behind the Cambodiana Hotel.
Mar 19: A brothel madam named Phala, 29, lost her mind after drinking a
glass of poisoned beer, given to her by three customers in Beung Kok, Phnom Penh.
She was taken to hospital.
- (Reported from Khmer newspapers by Chhun Phaveng, Ly Chhive Rong, Soly Vannpok
and Lor Saly.)