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Police Blotter: 25 May 2002

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MAY 11: One of three kidnappers, Teuk Ian, 38, was shot dead at night while

trying to kidnap frog-hunters in a rice field in Trapaing Russey village, Tbong Khmum

district, Kampong Cham. Police said the man was killed instantly after he and his

accomplices fired on the authorities after they arrived on the scene. The other two

men fled into the forest.

 

MAY 11: Kim Roeuth, 36, was beaten to death while playing cards in Kien

Kas village, Battambang province. District police chief Chan Naret said he was hit

from behind with a stick by his father-in-law, Roeun Arth, 48, who was angry that

Roeuth refused to stop playing cards. Roeuth had apparently been neglecting his family.

Arth escaped.

MAY 11: One person died and four others were severely injured after two

grenades exploded at night in Boeung Sangke village, Battambang province. Police

said the grenades were thrown at the house of village chief Chao Bon, 51. His son

Tat Kimheang, 22, was killed instantly. Police suspect the attack was over a land

dispute as Bon had earlier argued with his neighbors.

MAY 12: Fang Enh Tung, 48, a Vietnamese coffee shop owner, was found dead

at 6:30 am in the toilet of his house in Psar Depot 2 precinct, Tuol Kork district,

Phnom Penh. Police said he was knifed 12 times in the shower. His wife, Le Thiny,

was arrested. Police suspect she killed him, assisted by two workers who subsequently

escaped.

MAY 13: Srun Chanthoeun, 20, died in a hospital after he was severely injured

at around 10 pm in Doeum Sleng village, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. Police said

the victim died from groin injuries after he was set on by seven gangsters while

coming home from eating soup near his house. The gangsters escaped, although one

was identified.

MAY 13: Mam Saron, 31, a kidnapper, was shot dead at 9:30 pm while hiding

at a neighbor's house in Teuk Chanh village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Saron

was killed instantly after he threw a grenade at the authorities but it failed to

explode.

MAY 15: Keo Mon, 44, was found dead at the verandah of his house in Tuol

Tumpong 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said he was beaten with a hammer, as he had

massive head injuries, and was also strangled. Revenge is suspected as he recently

argued with his neighbor, Kat. Police are searching for Kat.

MAY 15: Oeun Sopheak, 24, died in Calmette Hospital after he was seriously

injured during a robbery at 8:30 pm in Tonle Bassac precinct, Phnom Penh. Police

said he was knifed by a group of gangsters who attempted to steal his motorbike while

he was sitting in the park with his friends. Four men were arrested.

MAY 15: Mao Samaun, 32, was knifed and severely injured during a quarrel

at 8:30 pm in Paprak Khang Tbong village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom

Penh. Police said he was chopped several times by his neighbor, Hour Siengtheng,

20, who was angry that Samaun prevented him watching a young woman take a bath at

a garment workers' guest house. Siengtheng escaped.

MAY 15: Ke Roeung, 43, a watermelon picker, was shot and seriously wounded

at 7:30 pm in Kou village, Kampong Thom province. Police said he was shot in the

buttocks and thigh by four men who then kidnapped five villagers. The villagers,

who were guarding their fields, were later released after a 3.2 million riel ransom

was paid.

MAY 16: Mao Long, 21, a moto-taxi driver, was found dead in the early morning

at a rice field in Kbal Domrey village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom

Penh. Police said Long was murdered with an ax while carrying three passengers, who

then stole his motorbike.

MAY 16: Sous Dany, 19, was sent to Preah Kossamak Hospital after acid was

thrown on her at 8:05 pm while she was on a cyclo on Street 63, Boeung Raing precinct,

Phnom Penh. Police said Dany, who was involved with a two-star general, was attacked

by an unknown man who escaped on a motorbike.

MAY 16: The body of a 9-year-old boy, Leng Samnieng, was found floating

in a pond in Romchek Bei village, Battambang province. Police said the boy was strangled

and his body dumped there while on his way to school with two friends. They suspect

robbery as his new bicycle was stolen.

MAY 18: Nhim Kanha, 20, was arrested for a kidnap committed two days earlier

in Prek Tapov village, Takmau district, Kandal. Police said Keo Lita, 10, was abducted

and brought to Phnom Penh while playing in front of her school. Kanha, the victim's

aunt, was accused along with her two neighbors, Hen Sokha, 19, and Puot Rithiya,

20, who called in a ransom demand. Lita was freed after her family paid $1,500.

MAY 19: Roeun Koliyan, 32, died instantly at 5:20 am on the Russian Federation

Blvd in Kbal Domrey village, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said Koliyan,

who was riding a motorbike, was run off the road by a car while driving too fast.

He struck an electrical pole, which has now claimed its seventh victim.

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

Pheap

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