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Police Blotter: 30 July 2004

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JULY 15: Sem Nam, 30, was found dead in the early morning in Tuol Rokar village,

Kampong Cham province. Police said the woman's throat and eye had been cut. Police

suspect her husband murdered her because he had argued with her the previous evening

over money.

JULY 16: Two gunmen escaped on a stolen motorbike after killing a man at 2:30

pm in Bale Lay village, Banteay Meanchey province. Police said a motodop driver,

Pril Samart, 29, was shot in the back and died instantly when he stopped to collect

money from the robbers, who pretended to be passengers.

JULY 16: Hun Chanthon, 19, was arrested for a murder committed a day earlier

in Kraing Chambak village, Prey Veng province. Police said Chanthon killed a woman,

Ven Man, 31, and dropped her body in a pond after he raped her.

JULY 18: Police arrested Khim Chhon, 74, after he was accused of raping his

nine-year-old grand-daughter while her parents were not at home, in Prey Roong village,

Prey Veng province. The girl had been raped twice in the last two months.

JULY 19: Sin Sath, 31, was sent to Calmette Hospital after being shot at 8:35

am while driving a motorbike in Sam Roang village, Kampong Speu province. A witness

told police a gunman identified as Or Roeung, 30, shot Sath seven times with a K-59

handgun then he escaped on a motorbike. Police suspect jealousy was the reason because

Sath had been having an affair with Roeung's wife.

JULY 19: Chung Kuy, 55, a Kuy Teav shop owner, was knifed and severely injured

during a night-time robbery in Boeng Pralit commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the

man was stabbed several times by his worker, Ngin Chanthol, 18. Chantol had attempted

to steal jewellery while he was staying with him. Chanthol was beaten nearly to death

by others and handed to the police.

JULY 19: A 61-year-old woman, Sum Ym, was found dead at 10 am at a construction

site where she worked as a guard in Prey Chisak village, Dangkor district, Phnom

Penh. Police said the woman's throat was cut while she slept the previous night.

Police said robbery was the motive because her five chi platinum necklace was stolen.

JULY 20: A motodop driver, Mey Seng, 29, was sent to the provincial hospital

for treatment after being axed in a robbery in Veal village, Siem Reap province.

A witness told police Seng was chopped in the head and the temple by his passenger

who escaped after stealing his motorbike.

JULY 21: Lok Doeung, 45, was shot dead by his neighbour during an argument

at 8 am in Prahear village, Prey Veng province. Police said Doeung died instantly

when he was shot three times with an AK-47 by Aun Lak, 35, who later killed himself

with the gun when police surrounded him after he fled into a nearby forest.

JULY 21: A 21-year-old naked man, Hem Launh, was found dead in the early morning

on the footpath of National Road 4 in Prey Nop 3 village, Sihanoukville. Police said

Launh was murdered elsewhere with a knife and his body dumped there while returning

home from drinking wine with his three friends the previous night. The reason for

the killing was not known.

JULY 22: Police killed three gunmen and arrested one person after a robbery

at 5:45 am in Boeng Keng Kang 2 commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the robbers, Rar,

28, Vorn, 29, and Long Ravy, 39, were shot dead on the scene while trying to escape

on a stolen motorbike. Hang Chhoun, 27, told police his group had committed 80 robberies.

JULY 22: Mao Rith, 42, was axed to death in a night-time robbery in Thmey

village, Koh Kong province. Police said a group of gangsters entered Rith's house

and struck him several times in the head, neck and face, then escaped on his motorbike.

His wife, Sopheak, 35, was also axed and severely injured when she tried to help

her husband fight the gangsters.

JULY 22: A motodop driver, Soy Hon, 32, was seriously injured in a night-time

robbery in Kroeul village, Kampong Thom province. Police said he was struck three

times on the head with a hatchet by his passenger, Ros Chanthoeun, 24, who was later

arrested while trying to escape on the stolen motorbike. Hon was sent to the provincial

hospital but later transferred to Preah Kossamak hospital in Phnom Penh with severe

head injuries.

JULY 23: Bun Hongly, 37, was arrested for an alleged rape committed a day

earlier in Boeng Keng Kang 1 commune, Phnom Penh. The arrest came after a woman,

32, complained to police that Hongly attempted to rape her while she was staying

at a guest house. The woman demanded $1,500 in damages. But Hongly denied the rape

and said she agreed to allow him to have sex about 20 times.

JULY 24: Chhurn Srun, 47, a gasoline station owner, and a neighbour who tried

to save him were both fatally gunned down in a revenge attack at 9:45 pm in Boeng

Tranh village, Takeo province. Police said Srun was shot three times in the head

and the neck with an AK-47 while watching a kick-boxing program on TV at a coffee

shop. His neighbor, Sok Soth, 28, was shot dead while trying to carry Srun away from

the attack by the three gunmen, who escaped.

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

Pheap

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