WOMAN POISONS SELF AFTER DISPUTE
Chea Phein, 25, from Boeung Krotib village, Prey Veng province, poisoned herself on Sunday after a minor dispute with her husband, police said. The husband had left the couple's home following the confrontation and returned in the afternoon to find his wife dead with a small bottle of pesticide beside her.
LIGHTNING KILLS 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL
A 9-year-old girl, Roeung Sinath, was killed after being struck by lightning while she was fishing in the rain with other children in Anlung Chamnar village, Kampong Speu province, on Monday.
DUO ARRESTED ON DRUG SUSPICIONS
A man and a woman were arrested in the Ho Wah Genting Hotel and Casino on Tuesday for allegedly dealing drugs. Poipet police said they had arrested Sithanak Somaly, a 27-year-old Vietnamese woman from Thailand, and a 25-year-old man, Tao Bunhan, and had found over 76.6 grams of white powder on them.
MAN BEATEN AFTER WITNESSING BRAWL
A man was severely beaten after he witnessed a gang brawl in Trapaing Chhouk village, Sen Sok district, Phnom Penh on Monday night. Police said Meas Roeun, 28, who lived near where the brawl erupted, was taken to Preah Kosamak Hospital with severe injuries. They arrested Kong Leang, 21, Chea Sophorn, 24, Moeun Ra, 22, and Pov Phally, 19, in connection with the fight. All four are believed to be gang members. Police said they were targeting both gangs in the brawl over drug offences.
WOMAN DECAPITATED WHILE PICKING NUTS
A 22-year-old woman was decapitated by an anonymous assailant while she was picking cashew nuts on a farm in Thma Da village, Kampong Cham province, on Sunday. Police said Cham Sophal from Chheu Bak village was also robbed of a necklace and ring. Her body was found by children walking through the farm. Her killer has not been found.
MAN ARRESTED FOR STRANGLING DRIVER
Police arrested 28-year-old Yin Phat from Prey Vang province after he allegedly strangled a taxi driver with a hammock rope and attempted to rob him on Tuesday. Police said Yin Phat had taken a sum of money after choking Chea Meng, 64. However, he was caught by villagers who witnessed the robbery in Angkor village, Battambang town and province. Chea Meng survived the attack.