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Police Blotter: 26 Nov 2010

Three arrested for murder at celebration
Stung Treng provincial police on Monday arrested three men suspected of killing a man during a local celebration in Thala Barivat district. Police said that four men caused an argument when they joined the festival held at a pagoda last Saturday. One thing led to another, and a man was found dead soon after. Police said the main suspect, believed to be the son of a local government official, fled the scene and has since evaded arrest. The three detained suspects were sent to the provincial court for further questioning.

Two men nabbed for punching wobbly dancer
Two men were arrested in Kandal’s Ang Snuol district on Monday after being accused of injuring a man during a dance party on Saturday night. Police said the victim was dancing the night away when he accidentally bumped some nearby music equipment, which fell to the ground. He neglected to pick it up, and the suspects approached him, demanding an explanation. An argument ensued, during which the victim was punched in the nose. The suspects were sent to court, but denied the charges.

Military official found to have died in sleep
A 52-year-old deputy military police chief in Stung Treng’s Thala Barivat district was found dead in his home on Wednesday. The victim’s wife, 19, said her husband had shown no signs of illness, but she sent him to hospital after trying to wake him up. A doctor claimed the victim was dead before he arrived at hospital, and that a stroke was the probable cause.

Stepfather questioned over rape of 7-year-old
A 45-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of raping his 7-year-old stepdaughter in Preah Sihanouk’s Prey Nub district. Police said the victim was living with her stepfather after her mother was detained on charges of intentionally injuring her a few months ago. At around 10pm on Monday, the suspect allegedly raped the girl, who immediately told her grandmother. Police later arrested the suspect, who confessed to the accusations.

Jewellery seller nabbed on suspicion of robbery
Police stopped a man as he attempted to sell jewellery to a jewellery shop in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Tuesday. Having received reports from a woman that her jewellery had been stolen by her male housemaid, police began to question the man on why he was selling four small packages to the shop. Their suspicions were confirmed when the man admitted to stealing the jewellery – worth an estimated US$10,000 – from the woman.



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