October 11: Ou Yon, 77, a fertilizer producer for BFDK, was shot dead at
7 pm at his house in Papial Pok village, Kampong Svay district, Kampong Thom. His
wife, Kan Heng, 39, who was also shot and wounded at the same time, reported to police
that her husband was hit in the chest with an AK-47 by four robbers who stole seven
chi of gold, 20,000 riel and 25 kilograms of rice.
October 12: A 74-year-old man, Tuot Khem, was found dead at 6 am in a field
in Boeng Kok 2 village, Kampong Cham. Provincial Criminal Police Chief Soam Ros reported
that the victim, who had been hired to guard the field two days earlier, had been
hit twice on the head with the back of an ax. Police said the victim was possibly
killed by neighbors who stole bananas from the field.
October 13: Phy Sovan, 19, was arrested by military police after a K-54
hand gun was found in his possession while he was riding a motorbike on Monivong
Blvd in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Sovan, who came from Ponhea Leu
district in Kandal province, had made a pact with an accomplice in front of Srah
Chak pagoda to rob a fish seller.
October 13: Leng Bak, 49, was shot dead instantly by his employee while
the two were riding a bike after returning from drinking beer at 8:30 pm in Kampong
Kday village, Kampong Thom. Police said the victim, a fishery equipment seller, was
hit in his neck with a K-54 handgun by the worker, San Phurn, 42, who was arrested
later. Phurn, who was a hired man, confessed to police that Thin Lurn, 47, wife of
the dead man, had promised to pay two million riel for the murder. Thin Lurn escaped
after the incident.
October 14: Eng Bunthoeun, 24, was beaten nearly to death after attempting
to rape a 26-year-old woman at midnight in Srah Chak junior high school in Phnom
Penh where she had a stand for selling food. Police said Bunthoeun was arrested by
the woman's husband while having sex with his wife who told police she didn't open
her eyes because she thought her husband needed her.
October 14: Nung Ruotana, 29, was found dead at 7 am at her house in Chak
Kray village, Preah Neatpreah district, Banteay Meanchey. Police said the victim,
wife of Hum Chhien, a CARE worker, was found shot in the body and her throat was
cut. Police said robbery was suspected for the killing as her bracelet, necklace
and earring were lost.
October 14: He Lon, 20, was electrocuted at 9 am while shocking fish in
a pond behind his guest house in Chrey Koang village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts
of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, who came from Ah Chaing village, Takeo province,
was killed instantly after he fixed an electric wire to fire tongs and connected
it to a bamboo handle for shocking fish.
October 15: Kim Auk, was robbed of his motorbike at 5:30 pm while carrying
two women on National Road 11 in Lu Teuk Saay precinct, Oraing Ov district, Kampong
Cham. Police said the victim had an AK-47 pointed at him by two robbers who appeared
from a forest nearby. One of the two robbers was shot dead by the authorities and
another escaped empty-handed.
October 16: So Chanthan, 20, a pedestrian, was sent to Calmette hospital
after he was severely injured in an accident, then beaten with a chair at 5:30 pm
on Preah Sihanouk Blvd in Tonle Bassac commune, Chamcarmon, Phnom Penh. Police said
the victim was hit by a Honda car driven by a 34-year-old Korean, Jon Jong Fa, who
then assaulted the victim with a chair. Jon Jong Fa was arrested later.
October 16: Ngan Jom-Dieu Donne, a Cameroonian, was arrested again at night
after he was found hiding in Dara Thmei guest house in Psah Chas commune, Phnom Penh.
He had been arrested by economic police from the Ministry of Interior after 5,300
fake dollars were found in his bag. The offender escaped four days earlier while
he was allowed to go to the toilet.
October 17: Taing Heng Lieng, 48, a moto-taxi driver, was beaten to death
at 1:30 pm while carrying a passenger on Veng Sreng Road in Trea village, Mean Chey
district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, an employee of
the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, was hit on the head with a steel
bar by the passenger, who stole his bike.
October 17: Chreung Sroh, 52, died after being sent to Long Huor clinic
after he had a heart attack apparently during sex with a beer-girl at Monako Hotel
in Psah Depot 2 precinct, Toul Kok, Phnom Penh. However the 22-year-old woman, Kim
Srey Srah, told police the victim had not touched her as he was drunk after drinking
five bottles of Becks beer.
October 19: Le Thy Neuy, 46, a Vietnamese, was found dead at her house
in Doeum Chan village, Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, who
was married with four children, possibly poisoned herself. A neighbor reported to
police that recently the victim hinted by saying that "I want to drink a poison
to kill myself because there are many complexes in the family. I should be dead better
October 19: Sin Surn, 45, a mahout for the Wat Phnom elephant, was stabbed
and seriously injured in a quarrel at 2:30 pm in Wat Phnom precinct, Phnom Penh.
Police said the victim was stabbed five times with a knife by a photographer, Kok
Kosal, who became angry when he was criticized repeatedly for promising the previous
day to share 10,000 riel for a small party, then going away after the food was cooked.
October 19: Ten Veasna, 17, was stabbed to death in front of his house
at 6:15 pm in Boeng Kak 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was stabbed
in his throat by six gangsters whom he had argued with one week ago in Antarak Tevy
school. Police said revenge was suspected for the killing because the victim had
been developing a relationship with a girl whom the gangsters were also wooing.
October 19: Sim Dara, 23, was arrested by criminal police while staying
in Maha Montrey pagoda in Phnom Penh. Police said Dara had persuaded a 14-year-old
teenage girl to go to Kampong Thom then raped her during four days there. However
Dara, a private English teacher, denied rape and told police: "I didn't force
her; but we agreed together."
October 20: Two workers were killed and three others were severely injured
at 10 am after a gas stove exploded in an ice producing house in Piem village, Mouk
Kompoul district, Kandal. Police said Ouk Sun, 28, died instantly on the spot, and
Nok Nan, 26, died by drowning while the gas stove was erupting and slid down into
the water at the same time.
October 21: Rudolph Lang, a German resident in Phnom Penh, was stopped
at 11pm near the Royal Phnom Penh Hotel by four men in uniforms. One put a gun to
his head, while the others emptied his pockets. Lang lost $60, a key chain and some
nose spray. He had trouble sleeping that night without the spray.
October 22: Huor Korchhieng, 32, from China, was arrested at 5 am after
being found with a K-59 hand gun and torturing two Vietnamese girls at a guest-house
in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the victims, Nguyen Tribethau, 24,
and Nguyen Thilieng, 19, were brought to the guest house, blindfolded, and bound
hand and foot, for having sex in the style of a video film.
October 23: Nine people were injured and five cars parked on the sidewalk
were destroyed after a gas cooker exploded at 2:30 pm in a kitchen in the Pailin
Hotel on Monivong Blvd in Orasey 4 precinct, Phnom Penh. Yim Simony, an inspector
from 7 January district, said the gas stove exploded like a bomb when a generator
started up five minutes after an electricity power cut.