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Police Blotter: 25 Oct 2010

High-speed boat prang causes man’s death
A 27-year-old man was killed in a high-speed boat collision in Stung Treng province’s Siem Pang district on Tuesday. Police said one boat was carrying seven people, including the victim, down the Sekong river when it collided with another, which was carrying three people in the opposite direction. Both boats were reportedly travelling “at high speeds”. Police were able to save all but one of the passengers, along with the two boats.

Karaoke girl allegedly gang-raped in parlour
A karaoke girl was gang-raped by three men in a karaoke room in Kampot province on Tuesday. The owner of the parlour said the three suspects had asked the victim to sing, but that she had said she could not. After he failed to hear from the girl, he ran into the room to find two of the men and the girl completely naked. One of the suspects allegedly gave a necklace to the owner, and said that he “loved” the victim and implored the owner not to tell police. However, police arrested the three men and sent them to court.

Bike finds back of a buffalo cart, kills driver
A man was killed instantly as he crashed his motorbike into the back of a buffalo cart in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district on Thursday. A witness reported that he saw the motorbike run up the back of the cart, but that he did not know the person had died. The victim’s family and the cart owner met to discuss compensation, but negotiations reached a stalemate. Police have launched a probe of the case.

Lightning claims boy after light rain turns nasty
A lightning strike in Kep’s Damnak Changauer district on Thursday left a young boy dead and his mother unconscious. The mother told police that they were tending to their rice field when rain began to fall. As they continued to work, the rain became heavier, prompting her to seek shelter at their cottage, where the lightning struck them. The woman awoke soon after being struck to find her son dead.

Corpse removed from hospital by employer
The body of a painter was removed from a hospital in Sihanoukville by his employer, and a witness claimed the removal was a tactic to escape punishment from police. The witness said the victim died from “a broken head” on Thursday, and speculated that he “fell from the house” while he was painting. The witness said the owner of the painting company had collected the body from the hospital, and that no one had seen it since.



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