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Police Blotter: 27 March 1998

Mar 9: Do Bitheang, 13, was killed when a car hit her as she was sitting

on a concrete bench in a park, in Kampong Cham.

Mar 10: Sok Saron, 32, was killed after he fell onto the knife he was holding,

with which he had intended to stab his wife. The incident took place near Prash Ketomealia


Mar 10: Lt-Col. Ki Chan Pisith, 32, a soldier at Q-101 headquarters in

Russey Keo district, was killed by Lim Pov, 23 who shot him four times. Pisith had

broken Pov's desk, after having become angry when a Karaoke girl refused to sleep

with him. Pov then shot him.

Mar 11: Policeman Sao Bunna, 37, soldier Sao Bunthen, 50, and worker Heng

Sary, 30 were killed and 12 others wounded when a grenade exploded during an argument

in Mean Chay district, Phnom Penh. On the same day in the same district, 26-year-old

soldier Chim Sokhom was killed by the grenade he was holding in his hand as a joke.

Mar 11: Chea Sok Thoeun was shot dead near the railway station in Sangkat

Chras Chok, Daun Penh district, by police after they had brought him to show where

his accomplice in a moto-bike robbery was hiding. Thoeun had tried to escape.

Mar 13: Long Leng, 27 was killed after he came back from a dancing restaurant

in Pheam Sala village, Sa Ang district. Police couldn't solve the case, but they

did say that Leng was so cruel, always disturbing his family and once tying up his

father and threatening him for 5,000 riels.

Mar 15: Kong Ly, 40, was killed by her jealous husband who beat her in

a watermelon farm in Sihanoukville. The offender escaped.

Mar 16: Oeun, 28, died after he fell from the palm tree in Kna village,

Prey Veng. Three sources had differing views on what happened. One said he was pushed

by a ghost; the second, that Oeun had climbed the tree at night when it was dark;

the third said Oeun had drunk too much palm wine.

Mar 16: Len Samphors, 26, a moto-taxi driver was killed by robbers who

tried and failed to rob his bike, Sangkat Boeung Kok, Toul Kork.

Mar 18: The unidentified body of a woman was found in a rice field in Bako

village, Khan Doung Kou. Police said she was killed after being raped, choked and

hit about the body.

Mar 19: Oung Vandy, 18, a student was shot and killed by six robbers wearing

student uniforms who tried stealing his motorcycle at Doung Kou district, along Route


Mar 19: Three kidnappers - Nov Prasith, 18, Zen, 21 and Mom Prasith - were

arrested by police who had received a complaint from a kidnap victim. Police said

the offenders abducted a Singaporean woman, Lim Ching Ei (Miss Salim), a director

of the Pesto Kill and Good Furniture Co, at gunpoint. The woman's brother paid a

$60,000 ransom. The offenders were arrested near the Resmei Pkar Chuk Tep Restaurant.

Mar 22: Nine teenagers were arrested by police after they had abducted

two women near Hun Sen Park, and gang-raped one of them near the Prek Leap Agriculture

school. Sources said the rape victim was the wife of a driver who worked for a ministerial

under-secretary. The second woman was the under-secretary's wife, who pleaded with

the youths not to rape her because she had only recently had a baby. The nine confessed

to the rape, saying that they had all worn condoms.

Mar 24: Twenty-nine illegal Chinese immigrants were arrested by police

in Samroung Kaek village, Kandal. Only one of them had a passport. Police said they

were probably all waiting to transship to a third country.



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