BAD MEDICINE BLAMED FOR DEATH
A mother of 10 children died unexpectedly after taking medication in Ratanakkiri province’s Banlung town on Saturday. The 52-year-old had been receiving treatment from a local clinic for an arthritic hand. The woman’s husband, however, sent her to the hospital when he saw that she was not getting better despite taking the medicine. When he checked in on her later, he found that she had died. Police say they are investigating the death.
MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED RAPE
A 24-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly tried to rape his neighbour in Kampong Cham province’s Suong town on Sunday. Police said the attack happened when the 19-year-old victim came home after helping her parents at a local market. When she entered her home, she was attacked and lost consciousness after the suspect allegedly used “brute force” to restrain the girl. The girl was saved when bystanders heard the commotion. The suspect told police he wanted to have sex with the girl because he was in love with her, authorities said.
SISTER-IN-LAW DEAD; RELATIVE BLAMED
A 27-year-old man has been accused of raping and killing his 23-year-old sister-in-law while her husband was out at sea. Police in Koh Kong province’s Dang Tung district say the suspect went to the victim’s house Thursday night when her husband was away on a multi-day fishing trip. The suspect is currently in custody. Police say he has not admitted to the crime.
BOOM IN TRADE FOR BORDER BROTHELS
Brothels are flourishing near the border with Thailand in Oddar Meanchey province’s Anlong Veng district, area residents say. Some in the area expressed concern about the growing number of brothels and beer gardens, saying that authorities have paid little attention to the trend. Residents said they fear that such businesses will increase the crime rate in the area because the establishments could attract dodgy characters.
MAN ESCAPE SERIOUS INJURY IN COLLISION
A man who rammed a borrowed car into a motorcyclist in Phnom Penh’s Chey Chamneah neighbourhood has not been charged because he was not drunk and he has offered to pay compensation. Police said the 50-year-old victim sustained only minor facial injuries after the Saturday collision, although his helmet broke when he hit the ground.