TEENAGER JAILED IN MOLESTATION CASE
A teenage boy was jailed after molesting a 4-year-old girl on July 23 at around 7pm in Kratie's Snuol district, police said. They identifed the boy as a 16-year-old from Svay Chreas commune. The mother of the victim told police that the boy was invited to accompany her daughter to watch TV at a neighbour's nearby home, and that he raped her on a pile of hay. He admitted his guilt upon his arrest, police said.
MONK DEFROCKED FOR PLANNED THEFT
A monk at a pagoda in Meanchey district has been defrocked after he was found guilty of having been involved in a group that was planning to steal two computers from the monastery. The monk, identified as Chan Thy, 20, has been sent to the Stung Meanchey commune police station for further questioning.
IN-LAW HACKED TO DEATH OVER HOUSE
An intoxicated man was hacked to death with a cleaver Monday by his brother-in-law over a property dispute in Daun Penh district's Phsar Kandal I commune. Police identified the victim as Kuy Sary, 29, and the killer as Kuy Sareth, nicknamed Huout, 37. Sok Vichea, the wife of the deceased man, told police that her husband had wanted to sell a house left to him by his late father, but that his brother-in-law always visited the house and wanted to share the money resulting from any sale. The suspect remains at large.
HOTELIER, PAKISTANI JAILED OVER DRUGS
l Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday sentenced the owner of Holiday Hotel and a Pakistani man to 20 years in jail for drug trafficking and ordered them each to pay a fine of US$1,000. Victor Chau, 55, the hotelier, and Sahan Aman Khan, 50, were arrested at the hotel in Daun Penh district's Srah Chak commune.
'RUDE' CUSTOMER BEATEN BY GANG
Five men were sent to Kampong Cham provincial court Monday after they allegedly vandalised a restaurant and injured its owner and a customer who declined to engage in a toast with them. The incident happened on July 24 at Golden Triangle restaurant in Kampong Cham's Ponhea Krek district. Thong Chong, 22, a customer, sustained serious injuries in the head and neck after being beaten with a glass by one of the perpetrators, Sem Krem. Police said the restaurant owner, whose named was not revealed, was beaten by the gang with a chair when he tried to intervene.