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Police Blotter: 23 April 2004


APRIL 13: A 53-year-old woman, Oun Nget, was arrested for a murder she committed

two days earlier in Kraing Chras village, Kampong Speu province. Police said the

woman confessed that she and her son killed her husband because he sometimes hit

her when he was drunk. Buot Bun, 57, was tied up by his arms and legs then strangled

while asleep in the kitchen. Nget told police she decided to kill her husband because

he was a drunkard and no benefit to the family.

APRIL 13: Chhieu Sophat, 31, was found dead at 4:30 am in Spean Keng village,

Kampong Thom province. Police said Sophat, a taxi driver from Stung Thmar village,

Siem Reap province, was tied up by his arms with a nylon line and murdered elsewhere

before the body was dumped where it was found. Police suspect robbery was the motive

for the killing because his car was stolen.

APRIL 13: Seang Vansak, 21, died at a clinic after being knifed in a night-time

argument in Boeng Raing village, Battambang province. Police said Vansak was stabbed

in the waist after he argued with a group of 10 gangsters at a dance for the Khmer

New Year. Seang Vannak, 18, a brother of Vansak and his friend, Khlaut Narouth, 18,

were seriously injured during the attack.

APRIL 14: Hun Sophea, 18, was knifed and severely injured during an argument

in Khnach Krasaing village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Sophea was stabbed

four times by three people who escaped, but who were identified as Chhai Leang, Hean

Thy, and Doeun Voeun. The assailants were angry after Sophea tried to smear powder

on their faces during the Khmer New Year.

APRIL 15: A whole family with seven members were killed in a huge fire while

asleep at midnight in Monivong Boulevard in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh, across

the road from Calmette Hospital. Police said the victims were trapped inside their

locked house when the fire occurred from a candle lighted for blessing for the Khmer

New Year. Police said another house next door was burned down at the same time but

no one injured as the occupants escaped..

APRIL 15: Police arrested Chiem Khmao, 34, after he committed a murder in

Kraveak village, Kampong Speu province. Police said Khmao confessed he killed his

wife because she had extra-love with a neighbor man. Khmao struck his wife on the

head with a stick and cut her throat with a knife during a night-time argument. The

couple left four children for orphanage.

APRIL 16: An ambulance took Long Routhanak, 19, to Calmette Hospital for medical

treatment after he was knifed during a night-time argument on Sothearos Boulevard

in Chatomuk commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Routhanak was blocked of his motorbike

and stabbed once in the stomach by one of three gangsters who escaped in a car after

the argument.

APRIL 16: Police arrested six people after they were suspected of committing

a murder in O'Trachak Chit village, Sihanoukville. Police said the assailants, Chea

Noeun, 21, Chea Nang, 27, Soeu Sotheara, 22, Phin Keat, 18, Sam Pros, 25, and Sim

Veasna, 21, probably killed a neighbor during a night-time dancing argument for the

Khmer New Year. Phan Nget, 18, was attacked with a knife and a stick while returning

home after the argument.

APRIL 17: Chantha Bouthang, 20, a monk, was arrested and later sent to the

provincial court after being accused of an attempted rape in Kanthy village, Battambang

province. Police said Bouthang abandoned monkhood one week earlier and attempted

to rape his 22-year-old girlfriend. She told police Bouthang persuaded her to a forest

to get shelter and attempted to rape her while they were walking on the way to visit

his uncle.

APRIL 17: Teuk Phoeun, 22, was arrested for a murder he committed three months

ago in Ampil Phaem village, Kampong Speu province. Police said Phoeun confessed he

killed a neighbor then escaped to Trapaing Kralang village where his parents live.

Hang Yoeun, 40, was killed with a knife and his head cut off instantly while drinking

palm wine with three neighbors.

APRIL 17: Puon Sarath, 44, a car driver for the Prek Khsav factory, was found

dead at a ricefield in Prek Chy village, Kandal province. Police said he was murdered

elsewhere and his body dropped there two days earlier. Sarath was axed three times

in the back of the head and slashed once on the temple. Police suspect robbery was

the motive as his motorbike had been stolen.

APRIL 18: Doung Saroeun, 38, died at Preah Kossamak hospital after she was

knifed during night-time family violence in Psar Depot 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police

said the woman was killed by her estranged husband, Try Bunthy, 40, a soldier, escaped

after committing the murder. Bunthy was angry and jealous as Saroeun left him three

days ago after an argument.

APRIL 18: The body of a Vietnamese, Hou Dang Thau, 69, was lifted up out of

the water for inspection after being found floating in a river in Krous village,

Kandal province. Police said he probably was murdered elsewhere and dumped in the

river because his body was tied up with a rock. His family told police Thau had a

family crisis and committed suicide because he was poor.

APRIL 19: Mar Sokhom, 45, and a son-in-law, Khieu Chan, 28, were arrested

for theft in Preyveng Lich village, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the

men stole a cow from a neighbor, Touch Samnang, 36, and tried to sell the cow to

a slaughterer at Stung Meachey. The men confessed that so far they committed such

theft four times and sold each cow for around $60 to $75.

APRIL 19: Police arrested six people while trying to escape in a car after

committing a theft at 8:10 am at Prek Ambil market in Tray Treung village, Kandal

province. A gold vendor, Mao Chhaiheang, 58, told police one of them stole his money

bag and ran away on a motorbike when his five other accomplices asked him for the

price of jewelry. Police took back the bag of $2,680 from the thieves and handed

it back to the vendor.

APRIL 20: A fire fighter, Prum Mao, 41, committed suicide while trying to

stop a fire in Ralous village, Svay Chek district, Banteay Meanchey. Police said

Mao shot himself twice with an AK-47 and died instantly in his water truck. Police

said Mao, who was married with one daughter, had a mental problem probably because

he shouted for help after the fire stopped.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun




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