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Police Blotter: 29 Dec 2009

Police Blotter: 29 Dec 2009

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WEDDING SINGER DIES FROM 'EXHAUSTING'
A wedding singer in Pursat province died of ‘exhaustion’ after performing in three straight weddings, villagers said. Residents said the man worked extremely hard but did not eat enough. A performer who sang with the wedding singer said that following a particularly exhausting performance, he saw his friend lying on the ground outside the home where the wedding was held.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

GANGSTERS BLAMED FOR DECAPITATION
A group of angry gangsters cut off a man’s head and hurled it 150 metres away, police said. Officials are calling the murder a “cruel” act. Police said the victim had no history of public arguments, but that recently he had a conflict with a group of gangsters, which led to the violence. The death has left the victim’s wife and three children heartbroken and destitute, and with barely enough money to survive. No one attended the victim’s funeral because they were afraid, police said.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

DRUKEN MAN RAPED MASSEUSE: POLICE
A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a massage parlour worker in a drunken stupor in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Tompong commune Saturday. Police said the man stumbled into the massage parlour and ordered an employee to rub him. The victim shouted for help, but nobody could hear her cries at first. However, the parlour’s owner burst into the room and stopped the alleged rape after she began to wonder why the massage was taking so long.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

STABBING VICTIM HAD IT COMMING SYS WIFE
Police said a 16-year-old boy from Kampong Thom province stabbed his father with a knife. But the victim’s wife told police she doesn’t blame her son for the stabbing because her husband was violent with his family every day. Police said the son attacked his father after the man was violent with him recently. Police advised the family that they should not use knives to stab each other because it is illegal.
DEUM AMPIL

FAMILY ROBBED AT GUNPOINT AT NIGHT
A gang of suspected serial thieves made off with cash and jewellery after robbing a family at gunpoint in Pursat province Sunday, police said. The bandits zipped away with 5 million riels (US$1,199) and rings, necklaces and earrings. Police said the robbery victims were sleeping when the thieves snuck in and surprised them, adding that this was the seventh robbery under similar circumstances in the same district in the last month.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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