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Police Blotter: 26 November 1999

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November 13: An unidentified man was shot dead with a K-54 handgun at 8:30

pm by policemen after he stole a motorbike on National Road 5 in Psah Tauch precinct,

Phnom Penh. Police said that two district officials, Sang Sothi, 26, and Sok Saroeun,

40, were seriously wounded during the exchange of gun fire.

 

November 13: Dam Moniva, 30, a farmer, was shot dead at 2:00 pm with a

K-54 handgun by his brother-in-law Kong Vanna over an animal farming issue in Papial

Khe village, Kean Svay district, Kandal. The assailant, who is an army colonel, was

immediately arrested by local authorities after the killing.

November 13: A 36-year-old Vietnamese bread seller, Chan Doeun, was stabbed

to death at noon following a minor quarrel with a fellow vendor Nguyen Van Doeuk

near Psah Silep in Chatomuk commune, Daun Penh district. Police said the victim was

stabbed three times in his stomach by Nguyen Van Doeuk, 36, who was immediately arrested.

November 14: Hong Phal, 38, was stabbed and seriously injured while sleeping

in Prek Tapoeu village, Kandal. Police said the victim, who is a widower with five

children, was stabbed twice in his chest and stomach by Seng Sam Ol, 39, who accused

Phal of sleeping with his wife. Seng Sam was arrested after incident.

November 14: Khom Chanthea, 9, died instantly after being hit by a small

truck as she tried to cross National Road 1 in Kbal Chroy village, Leuk Dek district,

Kandal at about 6:30 am. Eyewitnesses said the driver escaped after abandoning the

vehicle.

November 14: Leang Chetra, 21, was arrested after he had sex with an 18-year-old

woman in Robos Angkanh village, Kean Svay district, Kandal. Police said arrest followed

a court complaint by the woman's family. Chetra admitted to having had sex with the

woman but he said it was consensual sex, not rape.

November 15: Saing Sithan, 21, a motorbike seller was shot dead at midnight

by three robbers while riding with his girlfriend Bouth Sreymom, 17, in Srah Chak

commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was shot once in his chest and died instantly.

The robbers escaped empty handed because police arrived at the scene almost immediately.

November 15: Chhean Chhoeun, 40, a farmer was shot dead at 2:30 am while

sleeping in Anh Chagn village, Kam Chay, Prey Veng. Police said the victim was shot

four times in his left chest and stomach by two unidentified men armed with AK-47s.

The attackers escaped after incident. The motivation for the killing is not known.

November 15: A 35-year-old woman, was found dead at 9:00 am at her house

in Chrey Taso village, O'Raing Ov district, Kampong Cham. Police said the victim

had committed suicide by drinking insecticide. It was not known what prompted her

actions.

November 16: Vuth Sreylak, 21, was seriously wounded at 2:30 pm while driving

a Mercedes car on Preah Monireth Blvd. in Toul Svay Prey 2 precinct. Police said

the victim, who is the wife of the editor of The Republic News, was shot twice with

a K-54 handgun in her left cheek and shoulder by two men who then fled on a motorbike.

The reason for the attack is not known.

November 16: Houy Sovan, 18, died instantly in an accident at 2:10 pm while

he was riding a motorbike from Kean Svay district toward Phnom Penh. The incident

happened in Boeng Chhouk village, Mean Chey district. Police said the victim was

hit from behind by a Fuso truck. The driver escaped safely.

November 16: Doung Chak, a military official from the Ministry of Defense,

was seriously wounded at 9:00 pm when he went outside to relieve himself in Piem

Okhna Ong 2 commune, Kandal. Police said the victim was shot three times in his back

by an unknown assailant. The reason for the attack is not known.

November 16: Real estate agent Em Lau, 36, and his daughter Lau Leata,

12, were shot dead at 6:00 pm while they were driving a Mercedes car toward their

house in Sihanoukville. Police said the victims were shot with an AK-47 by an unidentified

group in military uniform. The reason is not known.

November 17: Chea Seangheng, 41, a carpenter, was robbed in the early morning

while riding on National Road 7 in Toul Pur village, Ponhea Krek district, Kampong

Cham. Police said the victim was threatened with a handgun by two unidentified offenders

who took his motorbike and escaped.

November 17: A 30-year-old police officer from the Ministry of Interior

was found dead at his house in Russei Srok village, Kean Svay district, Kandal. Police

said the victim who was married with one child hanged himself after learning he was

suffering from an incurable disease.

November 17: Nan Neang, 18, was robbed of her motorbike at 2:20 pm while

leaving her house toward Chumpu Vorn market located in Trapaing Krasaing village,

Dongkor district, Phnom Penh. Police said that three robbers were arrested while

trying to escape with the victim's motorbike.

November 18: A 53-year-old Frenchman was found dead in a bathtub at Soriya

Thmey hotel located in Boeng Raing commune, Daun Penh district. After inspection,

police said the victim who is a tourist died from head injuries after slipping while

getting into a bath.

November 18: Chhuon Chetravuth, 25, a construction worker was shot dead

with an AK-47 at 6:45 pm in Kolarb 1 center located on street 47 in Srah Chak commune,

Daun Penh. Police said the victim was shot once in his left cheek by militiaman Khom

Veasna after an argument. He died instantly. The assailant escaped.

November 19: Chen Aun, 35, a gold seller, was robbed at 6:30 am while preparing

jewelry for her stall at the Buth Doeung market in Ka Karb village, Oudong district,

Kampong Speu. Police said the victim was shot once in his mouth and seriously wounded

by two unidentified men who escaped with six damloeng of gold.

November 19: An antipersonnel mine exploded at 7:40 am in Sao Seng's house

in Boeng Kak 2 commune, Toul Kok district seriously wounding six people. Sao Seng,

who is a lieutenant colonel from the Ministry of Defense, said that the mine was

buried in garbage near his house and detonated when a car left his property. He said

he suspected two gangsters were responsible for the attack.

November 19: A 35-year-old beer seller, Tay Seang, was found dead at 2:45

pm at her rented house in the provincial capital of Sihanoukville. After inspection,

police said the victim was chopped twice in her head and her neck by her boyfriend

who took her money and jewelry. The assailant escaped.

November 19: Mao Dy, 29, was beaten and seriously injured at 7:15 pm after

drinking 15 cans of ABC beer with two unidentified robbers in Sihanoukville. Police

said that after the drinking session the victim, who is a moto-taxi driver, was beaten

about the head and his motor bike stolen by his companions.

November 20: Chea Bonlun, 24, was shot and seriously wounded at midnight

while sleeping at Angserei Sousdey pagoda in Somg Rong commune, Ponhea Leu district,

Kandal. Police said the victim, who is a pagoda boy, was shot three times in his

stomach and right hand by three robbers who took some money and escaped.

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