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Police Blotter: 3 December 2004


NOVEMBER 19: Sum Dara, 25, was found hanged from a tree at around 10:00 a.m.

in Phlov Ralous village, Prey Veng province. Police said Dara was angry and committed

suicide as his father had refused to buy a motorbike for him.

NOVEMBER 19: The body of a 29-year-old woman, Tong Ren, was found in a forest

in Russei Chour village, Kampot province. Police suspect Ren was raped and killed

the previous week while returning home from a nearby pagoda where she went to see

a play. Police said the woman died from massive head injuries and her chest was stabbed

twice with a knife.

NOVEMBER 20: Tim Voeun, 58, was knifed to death in a family violence in Pal

Hal village, Pursat province. Police said Voeun was stabbed in the chest by his wife,

Bau Sip, 58, who was arrested for the murder. The woman told police she just defended

herself as her husband tried to beat her with a stick during the argument. She said

Voeun always criticized her mother when he drank.

NOVEMBER 21: A mob killed two suspected thieves after they attempted to steal

a gold necklace at 10:30 a.m. in Tuol Sangke commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the

suspects, Keo Samnang, 25, and his brother, Keo Sok Aun, 20, were stopped and beaten

to death with sticks and rocks after their bike collided with another motorbike while

trying to escape.

NOVEMBER 21: Ream Saroun, 23, died at the provincial hospital after being

knifed while walking home from a dance in Chrouy Sdao village, Battambang province.

Police said three people blocked Saroun and attacked him after an argument at the

dance in the early evening. The assailants later arrested were named as Chap Narth,

19, Seak Pisith, 24, and Yoeun Samnang, 17.

NOVEMBER 22: Two gunmen escaped after robbing a telephone shop in Psar Kandal

1 Precinct, Phnom Penh. The shop owner told police the robbers aimed at him with

two handguns and took six telephones worth $600.

NOVEMBER 22: Panha, 20, was shot dead with a handgun and her friend, El Routhanakneary,

18, was pistol whipped while driving a motorbike at midnight in Doeum Makhloeu village,

Phnom Penh. A witness said Panha was blocked and shot in the head while returning

home from Rasmey Boeng Keng Kang restaurant where she worked every night as a singer.

The witness said the gunmen became angry after Panha screamed at them that "If

you're so strong, shoot me." Police suspect revenge was the motivation of the

killing because the gunmen escaped empty-handed.

NOVEMBER 22: Sao, 30, was beaten to death after being accused of cheating

a motorbike driver at midnight in Wat Phnom precinct, Phnom Penh. A witness told

police Sao persuaded a motodop driver to come with him to a brothel for sex. Sao

left his friend to guard the bike but when the driver came out his bike was stolen.

Sao was stopped and killed by a crowd of people while trying to escape after the

bike owner shouted for help to stop the thief.

NOVEMBER 23: Police are looking for Khan Neang, 37, a military policeman,

who escaped after committing a murder at 2:15 p.m. in Sre Nhor village, Dangkor district,

Phnom Penh. Police said Dith Pisey, 20, was shot in the chest and died instantly

after asking why Neang and his fellow policemen stopped his truck to demand money.

Chak Cham-roeun, 22, was also shot and wounded at the same time.

NOVEMBER 23: A motodop driver, Vang Yea, 42, was murdered during a robbery

in Angkor village, Kampong Cham province. Police said the man was stabbed eleven

times in the neck. Before he died, the victim said a neighbor, Yim Chhunnay, 28,

had killed him and stole his bike. Chhunnay was arrested two days earlier and confessed

to the crimes.

NOVEMBER 24: A 13-year-old boy, Huop Sokong, was murdered with a hoe at 11

a.m. while catching fish at a canal in Tamok village, Battambang province. Police

said the boy was chopped in the neck and his throat cut with the hoe by a 14-year-old

boy, Bun Hiar, who escaped but he was arrested a day later. Police said Hiar was

angry because Sokong caught fish at his lot.

NOVEMBER 24: A cow vendor, Sar Saing, and his son, Saing Trea, were shot dead

in Chrouy Phlong village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Saing was shot six times

and Trea was shot twice with an AK-47 while driving home on a motorbike after returning

from Kanh Chreach district where they sold 16 cows for 27 million riels. The gunmen

collected the cash and escaped.

NOVEMBER 24: Police are looking for a mechanic, Boul, after a murder at 7:25

p.m. in Cham Chao village, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said Boul escaped

from a guest house after he killed a neighbor during a traffic argument. Chap Kunthear,

22, was stabbed in the stomach with a long screwdriver and he died at a hospital.

NOVEMBER 25: Police arrested one of two suspects, Par Sophan-ith, 47, after

a murder at 8:20 a.m. in Choeung Laung village, Takeo province. Police said the suspects

killed a neighbor, Pen Chan, 47, with a hoe while he was cutting grass for his cows.

Police said the murder was linked with a revenge between the families. Police are

still looking for another suspect.

NOVEMBER 25: Kim Saphoeun, 43, was shot dead in a robbery in Par Peat village,

Svay Reang province. Police said Saphoeun was shot in the chest with an AK-47 by

an unknown man who escaped on his cousin's motorbike. Pheat told police the gunman

robbed him first but he killed Saphoeun after he tried to help him. Pheat was shot

in the groin and sent to the provincial hospital.

NOVEMBER 26: A traffic officer, San Borith, 36, was sent to a hospital after

being severely injured at 7:30 p.m. on Street 214 in Chey Chumnas commune, Phnom

Penh. Police said Borith was chopped in the head with a heavy knife by a motodop

driver, who escaped after the attack. A witness said the motodop driver was angry

after Borith kicked him on the bottom while parking on the busy street.

NOVEMBER 26: A motodop driver, Sour Kimsoeun, 26, was found dead in Prar Som

village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Kimsoeun was stabbed three times in the

back and had his throat cut. Police said robbery was the motive of the killing as

his motorbike had been stolen from the scene. A passer-by said two robbers abandoned

the bike after it ran out of petrol.

NOVEMBER 26: Vin Sony, 26, was arrested after a robbery at midnight in Dam

Ril village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Sony axed a motodop driver, Heng

Hurt, 35, eight times in the head and once in the stomach then stole his bike. The

victim was sent to the provincial hospital.

NOVEMBER 27: Hour Leang, 23, was arrested after committing a rape in Kampong

Svay commune, Kampong Thom province. Police said Leang and his accomplice raped a

17-year-old widow while returning home from Andor Komar pagoda where she went to

see a dance during the Water Festival. Police arrested another rapist, Khim Khan,

24, after trying to escape a day earlier. The woman told police the men knocked her

cousin down, brought her to a nearby forest and then they raped her.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun




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