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Police Blotter: 3 May 2011

Police Blotter: 3 May 2011

Teenager’s body found, police suspect murder
Police in Kampong Cham’s Tbong Khmum district found the body of a 16-year-old boy in a hole on Saturday. Police said that initially they thought he had died in a traffic accident, after his motorbike was found in a hole next to his body, but later concluded that he was murdered. After discovering wounds on his neck, police believe he had been strangled. Authorities are now searching for the killers.

Family feud leads to stabbing and escape
A 37-YEAR-OLD man was seriously injured after his brother-in-law allegedly stabbed him twice with a knife in Banteay Meanchey’s Sisophon town on Sunday. The victim’s wife said that her brother hated her husband and had attempted to stab him in heated arguments prior to the incident. The victim has been sent to hospital and police are searching for the suspect who escaped after the family dispute.

Three arrested over robbery attempt
THREE men were arrested after they allegedly attempted to rob a house in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Saturday. Police said they became suspicious of the men when they were spotted near the door of the house. When police questioned them, they claimed that they were the owners of the house. Police said the homeowner then arrived and shouted to police for help, so they arrested the suspects and sent them to court.

Woman survives suicide attempt
AN 18-YEAR-OLD woman attempted suicide by ingesting a large quantity of medication after she became upset with her husband in Prey Veng’s Kampong Trabek district on Saturday. Her mother-in-law said that the woman had been married to her son for four months and she had never seen them argue, but the victim swallowed 20 pills of an unknown drug after she suspected her husband of being unfaithful. The victim was taken to the hospital and has survived.

Two suspects await trial for illegal fishing
STUNG TRENG provincial court charged two men, aged 19 and 16, with using illegal equipment to fish in Stung Treng’s Sesan district on Saturday. Police said that they were arrested on Friday while using electrical equipment to fish. The arrest followed complaints from rival fishermen. The suspects have been detained in pre-trial detention ahead of an upcoming court case.


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