OCTOBER 21: Police arrested Keo Sokha, 44, accused of killing her estranged
husband, Chum Chin, 47, during an argument at 6:30pm in Talat Chas village, Kampong
Speu province. Police said Chin was stabbed to death with a knife. Sokha said Chin
was angry and tried to beat her after he learned she was planning to engage their
daughter to be married without telling him.
OCTOBER 21: Police arrested Sun Em, 38, and sent her to a provincial court
charged with injuring a man in Trapaing Kak village, Kandal province. Police said
the arrest was made after Heng Proeung, 40, complained that Em beat him twice on
the head with a little stick. Em told police she was the victim as Proeung attempted
to rape her while she was looking after her cow in a rice field.
OCTOBER 21: Police arrested Nang Sokhun, 21, and charged him with raping a
15-year-old girl in Koh Khsach Tonlea commune, Kandal province. Police said Sokhun
raped the girl while she was taking a shower beneath her house.
OCTOBER 22: Chheang Thai, 35, was arrested and charged with killing his mother,
Soy Mao, 51, during an argument in Kong Chey commune, Kampong Cham province. A neighbor
told police that Mao was struck several times on the head with a stick and later
died about 50 meters from the house while trying to run away. The neighbor said Thai
probably a mental problem after divorcing his wife three years ago.
OCTOBER 22: Pheang Sopheap, 36, a widow with two children, complained to police
and demanded 300,000 riel in damages from Pov Pauch, 24, whom she accused of having
raped her the previous night at a construction site where they worked in Ang village,
Kandal province. Sopheap said Pauch threatened to kill her with a knife when she
tried to shout for help during the rape.
OCTOBER 22: Yin Thou, 42, and her daughter, San Chanthy, 13, were taken to
Preah Kossamak hospital suffering from acid burns after they were attacked during
their sleep at 10:30pm in Chraing Chamras commune, Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh.
A neighbor told police an unidentified person entered Thou's house and poured the
acid over a mosquito net then ran away. Police suspected revenge was the reason because
Thou recently argued with Le Thiyao, who accused her of having a love affair with
OCTOBER 23: The body of an unidentified man was found in a sack floating in
a stream in Spean Thmey village, Kandal province. Police said the man was murdered
elsewhere and his body dropped there ten days ago. Police said the body was probably
a Chinese or Korean around 50 years old. It was clad in white shirt and black trousers.
OCTOBER 23: Police recovered the body of Rem Thao, 45 found floating in a
stream in Prey Nary village, Kampong Speu province. Police said Thao was murdered
elsewhere and his body dumped there.
OCTOBER 24: Pok Man, 25, was axed and severely injured during a drinking session
at 1:10pm in Damnak Ampil village, Kandal province. Police said Man was chopped twice
in the head with an ax while arguing with his brother-in-law, Dim Sarith, 23. Sarith,
who was arrested immediately, said Man punched him in the face during the argument.
OCTOBER 24: Ya Vanna, 27, was arrested by police after injuring Nhep Khlaut,
28, during an argument at around 10am in Kauk Ngoun village, Kampong Thom province.
A witness told police the argument happened after Khlaut told Vanna he could not
pay him 25,000 riel he owed him from when they drank together two weeks previously
at a karaoke shop. Khlaut was axed in the waist and he later sent to a provincial
hospital for treatment.
OCTOBER 24: Police arrested Tuy Sokchea, 18, while she was on a motodop driving
home after stealing property from Van Bunthoeun's house in Preah Ponlea commune,
Banteay Meanchey province, where she worked as a servant. Police said the arrest
was made after Bunthoeun complained that Sokchea escaped after stealing his jewelry
and money totaling $47,000.
OCTOBER 25: The body of Sok Kimseng, 38, was found floating in a river in
Prek Samrong village, Ta Khmau district, Kandal province. Police said Kimseng, a
widow with four children from Doeum Sleng village, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh,
was murdered and her body dumped in the river. Police are investigating two people
whom Kimseng's family suspect of killing Kimseng and stealing her 1.2 damleung (45
gram) gold necklace.
OCTOBER 25: Police arrested Phan Sophoas, 17, and charged him with the rape
of a 10-year-old girl at around 6pm in Chambak village, Kampong Speu province, while
she was home alone without her parents.
OCTOBER 26: Lor Ny, 41, a prison guard, committed suicide at 2:10pm in Trapaing
Thlong village, Kampong Cham province. Another guard, Yong Bunheng, told police Ny
shot himself dead in the forehead with an AK-47, and that recently he had been drinking
heavily because he had been battling a long illness.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun