KARAOKE GIRL RAPED BY GANG
A K2 Karaoke girl in Meanchey district, Phnom Penh, was raped Wednesday by an unidentified group of three men, who forced the 16-year-old to drink alcohol until she was completely drunk before driving her by car to a plot of land in Kbal Damrey village, Kakab commune, where the rape occured. The girl said she is not good at drinking and was afraid of getting sacked if she refused to drink with the customers. She did not make a complaint to police about the assault.
GAMBLING-ADDICTED SECOND-WIFE SLAIN
An automobile dealer, Vinh Chi, 46, confessed to the stabbing death of his second wife, Yim Sa, 32, on Wednesday, after a full day's questioning by police. The man said he was furious that she mortgaged their house's title for US$6,000 to supplement her gambling addiction. Vinh Chi said he had warned his second-wife many times to quit gambling but she still played so he killed her. The murder occured on Tuesday in O'Russey 4 commune, Prampi Makara district, Phnom Penh.
MERCHANT ROBBED OF GOLD, CASH BAG
Gold vendor Cheam Chhun Eang, 34, was robbed of 70 damlung - equivalent to about 2.5 kilograms - of gold and platinum, and $3,000 in cash on Tuesday. The victim, who works in Trapaing Prasat market, Trapaing Prasat district, Banteay Meanchey, said three robbers with two handguns and riding a motorcycle robbed him while he was riding his motorcycle back home in the evening.
MAN, 69, ATTACKED WITH MACHETE
Kert Sorn, 69, was attacked with a machete by his neighbour around midnight on Tuesday in Bat village in Prey Veng's Santreal commune, stemming from a grudge over a dispute about the neighbour's buffalo eating Kert Sorn's rice seedlings. The victim lost his right hand and was badly wounded in the waist from the attack. The suspect is currently on the run while Kert Sorn receives treatment at Phnom Penh's Preah Kosamak hospital.
FAKE MONK CAUGHT
Phin Veng, 32, was arrested on Monday for dressing as a monk and walking around raising money at Olympic stadium, Phnom Penh. Soy Chandy, chief of military police in Prampi Makara district, said the arrest was made after getting a complaint from Phan Sothea, who had checked on the fake monk after giving $100 to build a new well in Wat Preah Putmeanbon.