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Police Blotter: 28 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 28 Mar 2012

Foul play suspected as body found in rice field
A body was found in a pool of blood at a rice field in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet town late on Monday. Police suspected the 50-year-old victim was killed after an argument with his family. He had suffered axe wounds to the head. The motive for the suspected murder is not yet known and arrests have not been made, but police are talking to the victim’s relatives in regard to the death. Rasmey Kampuchea

Lopsided attack leaves the victim in hospital
A man was attacked by a gang of men in a park in Pailin province’s Pailin town on Saturday night. The 21-year-old victim was wounded with a cleaver and punched in the face and hospitalised after he and his sister, aged 18, were allegedly intimidated by a group of five men. He said the main attacker was a former classmate of his, but he did not understand what motives he would have had for injuring him. Koh Santepheap

Man stabbed, pushed in canal for his motorbike
Kandal Stung district police in Kandal province are searching for three suspects who are accused of seriously wounding a 30-year-old motor-taxi-driver on Sunday. The wife of the victim said her husband had picked up a woman and two men who allegedly stabbed him several times in the shoulder and stomach before pushing him unconscious into a nearby canal and making off with his motorbike. Koh Santepheap

Brawl erupts after men attempt powder prank
Authorities in the capital’s Mean Chey district have arrested eight men and turned them over to military police after a brawl on Sunday. Police accuse the suspects of chasing a woman and applying powder to her face in her room. When villagers tried to intervene, a fight ensued. One man was injured. The men were freed from cust-ody when no complaints were filed. Koh Santepheap

Trio nabbed after taking ‘swipe’ at police officers
Three men were apprehended on Sunday for allegedly attempting to injure a 32-year-old police official in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district. The intended victim claims he and five other policemen were returning home from work, where they were guarding a party at a local pagoda, early on Sunday when three men on a motorbike swiped at him with wooden sticks, but missed. The officer asserts that he does not know why the assailants were targeting him. Nokorwat

Translated by Phak Seangly

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