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Police Blotter: 28 June 1996



June 12: Four armed men carjacked a Toyota Land Cruiser after they held

up the driver of the Singapore Embassy in front of Regent Park Hotel.


June 13: Kim Sophal, 28, was shot and killed when his gang tried to break

into a doctor's house at midnight. Dr Pov Sovann Than, 46, fired a gun many times

from his bed and injured a few of the robbers outside his home in Tra Paing village.

June 14: A traffic policeman, in charge of the intersection of Street 136

and Street 13 near Kandal market, was kicked by a man and his son after he stopped

them for a traffic violation. The two men were later called to the police station,

where the policeman used his belt to beat the young man, causing blood to run down

his face.

June 15: Oun Arng, 18, from Koh Kong province, was taken to a Phnom Penh

hospital after she drank poison. Her family believed Arng drank the poison after

having been scolded by her older sister for a losing a gold ring.

June 15: A Cambodia Daily security guard was hit by a truck and severely

injured while driving his motorbike from the newspaper. Doctors at Kosamak hospital

were forced to amputate his right leg.

June 15: Meas Kea and his friend Tal Chel were seriously injured when Kea

drove his car very fast and crashed into a tree. The accident broke the tree, and

the car was broken into three parts. A doctor said Kea, 18, was cut on the head and

neck and knocked unconscious. Chel, 19, received a gash on the head, and broke his

left leg and arm. The incident took place at 2am along Monivong Blvd.

June 17: RCAF soldier Ek Sopharn, 34, was arrested after he used explosives

to fish in the Basak River near Kbarl Thnal Bridge. Sopharn confessed he stole TNT

powder from his regiment and built the grenade by himself.

June 17: Ou Sophart, 50, was arrested for selling two virgin girls, one

aged 15 and the other 14, at a Tuol Kork brothel. The two young girls from Pursat

province were sold for $150 each.

June 18: Miss Oun,19, was taken to Calmette hospital by her family after

she was found unconsious. Oun overdosed on sleeping pills because she was angry with

her father, who blamed her for spending money without thinking.

June 18: Tine Horn, 10, was killed and two other boys were taken to hospital

after a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) they were playing with exploded. The 10-year-old

found the RGP near his home in Angkor Seth village, Kandal province. Witnesses said

they saw Tine Horn pound the grenade, causing it to explode.

June 18: Sin Vang, 29, was arrested by local police after a 10 mm bomb

exploded inside his burning home. Police also found a homemade gun inside the house

in Chroy Changvar district.

June 19: Bun Thet and his friend were kicked and severely beaten by a mob

of people in a small market near Monaco Hotel when they tried to kidnap Bun Thet's

10-year-old daughter. The girl had lived with her mother since her parents divorced

in 1994. Bun Thet said he missed his daughter and wanted her to live with him.

June 19: An unidentified girl was found dead near Phnom Penh University.

Two knives and a watch were found near the body. Police said she was killed by more

than two people, but did not find any clues as to a motive.

June 19: A five-year-old boy was shot and killed by two robbers in Teuk

Thlar village. His father was injured three times in his waist, and once in the left

hand and leg when he tried to take his moto back from the robbers. The suspects left

the motorbike and ran away before local villagers arrived.

June 20: A married couple were shot five times each and killed inside their

home in Tuol Svay Prei district early in the morning by unidentified gunmen. Police

said they don't know whether the killing was a robbery or revenge.

June 20: Phat Ny, 21, was arrested when she tried to sell a 13-year-old

girl. Phat Ny, who stayed for five days in the victim's house in Kampong Cham province,

confessed she persuaded the girl to come to Phnom Penh.

June 21: Sim Sokha, 33, was found unconcious by police and taken to Kosamak

hospital. After waking, Sokha said he was poisoned and robbed of his moto while drinking

beer with his moto-taxi customer.

June 22: An unidentified man was found dead in the Tonle Sap river in front

of a petrol station in Khlaing Sang village. His wrists had been tied to a bamboo

stake and had stayed submerged for three days. Police said they could not find the

murderers and paid 60,000 riel to bury the body.

(Compiled from Koh Santipheap and Chakkraval newspapers by Chhun Phaveng, Soly Vann

Pok and Ly Chhiv Rong.)



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