Stress of bigamy too much for crazed man
An intra-household love triangle in Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district took a turn for the obtuse on Friday when a 25-year-old man stabbed his two wives and then turned the knife on himself. All three survived, as neighbours heard the commotion and sent them to a local hospital, though one of the wives remains in serious condition. Following the attack, the perpetrator explained that the polyamourous relationship had soured because the two wives never listened to each other, and that he had sought to end the conflict by killing the women and then himself. Police said they had not yet made inquiries about the case.
Spirit feared at fault in crematorium accident
One man was killed and other seriously injured on Thursday in Kampong Thom province’s Stoung district when a tree fell on them at a local crematorium. The men were cremating a body when the tree collapsed. Some local residents speculated that the spirit of the recently deceased had played a role in the incident, though others said it was just an accident.
Father and son found murdered in Pursat
A father and son were found dead last Wednesday at their home in Pursat province’s Krakor district. The two victims, 46 and 16, were stabbed to death at around 10pm in a cottage near their rice field. Police said they believed that at least three assailants had staged the attack for revenge of some kind, though they have yet to identify any suspects.
Homeless woman dies in Daun Penh district
A 47-year-old homeless woman was found dead on Thursday evening in Daun Penh district’s Srah Chak commune. Local residents said the woman worked washing clothes for members of the community, and would buy and drink wine at the end of each day’s work. She was initially suspected to have passed out drunk when she was discovered, but local authorities later realised that she had died. Police said they were unsure whether the woman’s death had been caused by drunkenness.
Spoiled teens attack unsuspecting drinker
A 23-year-old man in Kampong Chhnang province was injured in a seemingly random attack on Thursday evening as he was drinking at a local beer garden. Police said the perpetrators were two spoiled teenagers. As the victim was drinking, the teens called to him to asked him to join them at their table. As he approached, they jumped up and one slashed him in the stomach with a knife, seriously injuring him. The perpetrators escaped and police are currently searching for them.