SEPTEMBER 14: Pen Saman, 25, was fatally gunned down in a robbery while
riding a motorbike at 9pm on Monireth Blvd in Phnom Penh. A witness told police that
Saman, a fruit seller from Psah Kandal, was blocked by two people on a motorbike,
and shot once in the chest with a K-59 handgun while trying to fight off the robbers
who then stole his new bike.
SEPTEMBER 14: A 51-year-old woman, Ngau Liv, was found dead in the early
morning at her house in Toul Ta Ek village, in the provincial capital of Battambang.
After inspection, police said Liv, a widow, was probably murdered as injection marks
were found on her back, her feet and arms were bound, and her right eye was mangled.
SEPTEMBER 15: Phay Cheas, 35, was knocked down in a night-time robbery
in Prey Thmey village, Pouk district, Siem Reap. Police said the victim was ordered
to stop and beaten on the head with a master key by four robbers who stole his bike.
However, the teenagers, Orb Samarth, Sok Kimsom, Mao Yan, and Tim, who are construction
workers, were arrested.
SEPTEMBER 15: A 16-year-old girl was raped while she and her mother were
watching television at 8:30 pm at their house in Toul Takak village, Thmar Kool district,
Battambang. Police said the victims had been tied up and then the daughter was raped
by six people who had three AK-47s, and a K-54 handgun. The victims also were robbed
of two damleung of gold and two damleung of platinum.
SEPTEMBER 16: Suy Kong, 49, was shot and wounded at midnight in Chamkar
Thmey village, Me Muot district, Kampong Cham. Her daughter, Khan Sokhen, 27, who
came from Phnom Penh, told police that her mum was shot twice in the right arm and
left thigh with an AK-47 by an unknown man who had attempted to steal her jewelry
while she was visiting her mother. The robber escaped empty-handed.
SEPTEMBER 16: Chamkarmon criminal police arrested four people for a robbery
they were accused of committing a few days ago in Phnom Penh. Police said the arrests
came after Hem Chansopor, 19, a student from the faculty of law, complained to the
court that his new motorbike had been stolen by the suspected robbers, Tep Vai, 31,
Yon Chumnau, 24, Yon Chumnith, 19, and Huong Sin, 24.
SEPTEMBER 16: A 20-year-old man, Or Lovin, was knifed and severely injured
in a quarrel at night in the provincial capital of Kandal. Police said the victim
was stabbed once in the chest by Ouk Sambath, 17, who became angry after he had been
bumped by the handlebars of a bicycle. Sambath fled the scene and Lovin died after
being sent to a clinic in the town of Takhmau.
SEPTEMBER 17: A 6-year-old girl, was sent to provincial hospital for treatment
after she was found alive in a hole by a stupa at Ong Tapoeu pagoda in Khvao village,
Sam Rong district, Takeo. Police said the victim was brought there after being raped
two days earlier. Vong Pan, 17, was arrested for investigation as his military shoe
was found near the stupa.
SEPTEMBER 17: Thun Thien, 23, was knifed to death in a family quarrel at
5:30 pm at a guest-house in Toul Rokar village, Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. Police
said the victim, a construction worker, was stabbed in the chest by her step-father,
Phay Mengcheang, 43, who became angry because he was not allowed to take Thien's
mother to a field to have sex with him.
SEPTEMBER 18: A 19-year-old girl was raped at night in Prey Veng village,
Pouk district, Siem Reap. The victim told police that she was raped while sitting
in front of her home in Prasath village. Long Kouy, 21, and Kos Sarith, 19, were
later arrested for the rape. Two others ran away, but they were identified Chhun
Sangha, 19, and Lin Kimsok, 30.
SEPTEMBER 18: The naked body of a 16-year-old girl, Ren, was found floating
in a lake about 50 meters from her house in Kang Ha village, Traing district, Takeo.
Provincial Police Deputy Chief Suon Phon said the victim was killed and her body
dropped there after she was raped a day earlier by a neighbor. Phon said his authority
was investigating the case.
SEPTEMBER 19: Sreng Srun, 34, was sent to the municipal hospital for treatment
after he was knifed and seriously injured in a night-time robbery in Chhbar Ampov
village, Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. Police said Srun was invited for drinking
beer and chopped once in the chest by a man Khen, a boyfriend of his former wife,
Srah, who then escaped with Srun's motorbike.
SEPTEMBER 19: A 21-year-old woman, a bar dancer, was gang-raped while she
was on her way home at midnight in Psah Thmei 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said
the victim was raped by eight gangsters who then escaped after the authorities arrived,
but were later identified after three rapists, Chan Oudom, 18, Kong Sothy, 19, and
Ing Som Ol, 16, were arrested.
SEPTEMBER 20: A 12-year-old girl, Choeun Hak, was found dead at 2pm in
Preah Phos village, Koas Kralor district, Battambang. Police said the victim was
axed twice in the head and once in the neck. Police said revenge was the motivation
for the killing.
SEPTEMBER 21: In Sophea, 43, an electrician from Roo Hsing Garment factory,
was the victim of an attempted robbery at 7:10am while riding on K5 Street in Toul
Kok precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said Sophea was stopped and shot once in his right
arm with a K-54 handgun by two people on a motorbike. The robbers escaped empty-handed
after police came to intervene.
SEPTEMBER 21: Kong Chanthan, 23, was fatally gunned down in a robbery at
7:30 am while riding a motorbike to Roo Hsing garment factory in Toul Kauk village,
Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said Chanthan was shot once in the chest
after trying to fight off three robbers who then escaped with his bike.
SEPTEMBER 22: Pen Sothea, 21, a student from Preah Sisowath High School,
died in Calmette Hospital after being shot with a K-54 handgun at 7:10 pm in Psah
Kandal precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said Sothea was shot in the head by one of his
four accomplices while exchanging fire with authorities as they were trying to escape
after stealing a motorbike from Tuoch Kanika, 21.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampu- chea by