April 10: A surgeon in Calmette hospital, Ti Nget Sarith, was released at
4:00 am in front of the Royal Palace after being detained for one week by kidnappers
who demanded a $200,000 ransom. Informal sources said the victim's wife paid $50,000.
The victim refused to give any comment in order to ensure his safety.
April 13: An evil man, Mit Theav, 20, was arrested by local authorities three
days after he raped a 14- year-old girl. The victim was raped while visiting her
aunt in Boeung Tamart village, Phnom Penh.
April 14: Lor Lean, 53, a village chief, and Oung Phoeun, 62, a layman were
shot dead at 7:25 pm by an unidentified offender in Chhem Noun pagoda, Trapaing Tamon
village, Kampong Speu. The motivation of the killing is not known. However, local
authorities believe it was a revenge killing.
April 15: An unidentified man was killed and his body dropped in Toul Kok
district. An inspection of the victim found that he was chopped on his head, and
his throat and right ear were cut. The motivation of the killing is not known.
April 17: Sok Kimheang, 19, a robber, was arrested two days after he robbed
a policeman's motorbike in front of Kong Hong garment factory on Preah Monivong Blvd.
Lok Lun, Phnom Penh Police inspector said four other robbers are being sought.
April 17: A girl, Phoeun Chanty, 18, was found dead in Phlook village, Phnom
Penh. Police said that Chanty was killed while returning from a dance. An inspection
of the victim found that her head suffered massive injuries.
April 18: Meng Sry, 49, a construction seller, was beaten and seriously injured
by five unidentified offenders who attempted to rob his house at midnight in Toul
Tompong 2, Chamcarmon. The victim said the robbers escaped with gold, two pairs of
diamond earrings, and five diamond rings valued at $20,000.
April19: Two Vietnamese and Cambodian people were captured by criminal police
in Battambang after they robbed the house of Lor Aun, 41, and killed her son Taing
Chamroeun, 19, in Norea village, Sangke district. The robbers are Nguyen Van Thanh,
Nguyen Van Yong, Um Vuthy and Keo Sophal.
April 20: Thai Sovan, 35, a Chinese, was released at 11:45 pm after being
detained for one day by kidnappers who demanded a $300,000 ransom. Sovan, who is
the son of the President of the Agricultural Commercial Bank, was captured while
driving his car to his house in Sangkat Boeung Raing precinct, Khan Daun Penh.
April 20: So Saron, 18, a robber, was captured by policemen when he used a
plastic handgun to rob the house of Seng Hong, 70, on Monivong Blvd. Police reported
that two others escaped after the incident.
April 21: Kim Marinida, 35, died after driving his car into the Independence
Monument. Police said the victim suffered massive head injuries and died in Calmette
April 21: Lor Sarith, 42, a famous Khmer singer died in a motorbike accident
when he drove into the path of an oncoming truck during heavy rain in Mean Chey district.
April 21: A landlady, Chan Saream, 54, was robbed at 9:00 am by four unidentified
offenders who took $31,000, one diamond ring and one pair of diamond earrings valued
at $5,000, and also one million riels. The incident happened in Chamcarmon district.
The robbers escaped safely.
April 22: Phnom Penh criminal police sent five terrorists to the court after
a few days detained. Police said these offenders planned to fire rockets into a petrol
warehouse of Sokimex company based in Prek Phnoeu commune. They are Thoang Sarith,
Chhun Chantra, Sou Pisith, Moul Meath and Pen Soeun.
April 23: Keo Setha, 35, a doctor, was arrested after a woman he injected
at his clinic in Russei Keo district died. The victim's family demanded a $2,000
payment in compensation for the death of the woman, who suffered from a chronic disease
for three years. The doctor would pay only one million riel. Police said the doctor
April 24: Kong Kim Hoy, 54, was arrested immediately by police after his
car hit the motorbike of Hay Pheng, 37, and Sim Tong, 30, who were seriously injured
in front of the Royal Palace. The victims were sent to Calmette hospital.