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Police Blotter: 23 Jun 2009


Worker accuses colleague of rape

28-year-old Vich Huot was arrested by police at a rented house in Phnom Penh on Friday night on suspicion of raping a 21-year-old woman. The victim said that on Thursday night the suspect called her to come out from her house to have a chat with him and then raped her on the grass near her house. The arrest was made after the victim reported the suspect to the police. Both the victim and the suspect are garment workers.  

Four arrested in assAult on drivers

Pursat police arrested four out of seven suspects for attacking and severely wounding two motorbike taxi drivers on Friday. The victims are Ly Sary, 20, and Phai Sophon, 32, both of whom live in Pursat town. Witnesses said the attack happened when the victims came to pick up two karaoke girls at a restaurant where the girls were quarrelling with the suspects. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Man accused of attacking amputee

Um Rorn, 22, from Banteay Meanchey province, was arrested by the police for attacking an amputee with a knife while he  was under the influence of illegal drugs. The victim was Keuk Sre, 41, from Oddar Meanchey province. The victim said he and the suspect quarrelled once, but that the conflict was a minor one.

Accused murderer attempts suicide

Mao Sreymom, 30, died in hospital after being cut in the throat with a knife by her former husband, Suon Vichet, 31, from whom she had been divorced for five months. Her husband then cut his own throat in an attempt to kill himself. Although he sustained severe injuries, he did not die, as he was rescued by villagers on time. The crime happened at the victim's house in Phnom Penh on Sunday afternoon. Witnesses said the couple, who have two children, divorced because the husband had an affair with another woman, and that he attacked his ex-wife because he was angry with her for getting involved with another man after their divorce.



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