MARCH 16: Vong Mary, 20, was shot and wounded in a robbery while walking
to her new motorcycle parked on 143 street at 9:30 am in Boeng Keng Kang 2 precinct,
Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit in the waist with a K-59 handgun after
she refused to give her bike key to two robbers, Suong Soksavuth, 19, and Keo San,
17, who were arrested at the scene.
MARCH 17: The body of a 50-year-old unidentified Chinese man was found
in the sand of the Prek Thnoak tributary in Pram Bei Mom village, Ang Snoul district,
Kandal. A villager reported to police that the body was enveloped in a plastic bag
and buried there one day earlier by four unknown men. The motive was not known.
MARCH 17: Try Ban, 40, was robbed of a five chi gold ring while walking
at noon in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, a disabled person,
was beaten and injured after he refused to gamble with four people. Leng Veng, 39,
and Chan Ym, 43, moto-taxi drivers, were arrested on the scene, and two others escaped
with the victim's jewelry.
MARCH 17: Som Lis, 12, was found dead under a tree in a rice-field at noon
in Trapaing Sangke village, Barai district, Kampong Thom. Police said the victim
was chopped several times in the left eye, right temple and throat with an ax while
harvesting morning glory with her 10-year-old sister, Som La, who was beaten into
unconsciousness. The reason for the attack is not known.
MARCH 17: Oeum Routha, a soldier, was gunned down while playing cards with
his friends at noon at Division 57 headquarters in Om Peup village, Sam Lot district,
Battambang. Provincial Security and Criminal Office Chief Huot Sopheap said the victim
was shot with an AK-47 by Hem Vanly, who was angry as he had been repeatedly criticized
and belittled by Routha one hour before the incident. Vanly was arrested.
MARCH 17: San Ti, 48, a moto-taxi driver, was axed and seriously injured
in a robbery at 2:30 pm in Ba Boang village, Piem Ror district, Prey Veng. Police
said that Ti was chopped once in the head by his passenger who then escaped with
the victim's motorbike. The bike was found later in a rice field in Lavea village.
MARCH 18: A 17-year-old teenage girl, Chhim Chanrasmei, was sent to Calmette
hospital after she attempted to kill herself in the morning at her house in Depot
2 precinct, Phnom Penh. A doctor said the victim took 10 tablets of sleeping medicine
after she was criticized by her mother for going for walks with her friends.
MARCH 18: A married couple, Tuoch Soun, 61 and Moung Van, 62, were sent
to Chey Chomnas hospital after they were severely injured in a fire at midnight in
Chong Koh village, Saang district, Kandal. Police said that Soun, chief of the village
and his wife, were burned with two liters of petrol after he refused to be a mediator
for San Sopheap, 35, who was attempting to negotiate a divorce from her husband.
MARCH 19: Chhor Kimtieng, 62, was robbed while leaving her house at 8 pm
in Chhoeu Tial village, Mouk Kampoul district, Kandal. Kimtieng, a private teacher,
told police that two robbers aimed a handgun at her then taped her mouth shut before
stealing one million riel, a platinum ring, two video cameras, and a hand phone.
MARCH 19: Bun Bora, 18, was arrested at 8am at his house in Sleng Roling
village, Russei Keo district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the arrest
came after a 17-year-old teenage girl complained to the court that she was persuaded
by Bora to go a karaoke shop behind Toul Sangke Primary School and was then raped
13 times over two days.
MARCH 19: Soung Saroeun, 19, was sent to Calmette hospital after he was
knifed and severely injured at 6 pm in front of a drinking shop in Boeng Trabek commune,
Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, a construction worker from Svay Rieng province,
was stabbed once in the chest and beaten nearly to death by five drunken people after
he was accused of staring at one of the men.
MARCH 20: Koy Korn, 38, was found dead in a ricefield about 350 meters
from his house in Pon Riay village, Tbaung Khmum district, Kampong Cham. Police said
the victim was chopped several times in the neck and shoulder with a big knife while
catching frogs in his ricefield. Revenge was the suspected motive as the victim was
accused of having recently stolen cows.
MARCH 21: A 31-year-old woman, Teup Mom, died in an accident while driving
a motorcycle at 6:30 am on Veng Sreng road in Russey village, Mean Chey district,
on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit from behind by a funeral
car and died instantly from head injuries. The driver fled the scene.
MARCH 21: A 40-year-old taxi-driver, Ann Yoeun, was gunned down while carrying
a passenger at 3 pm in Ta Chan village, Staung district, Kampong Thom. Police said
the victim was hit four times with a K-54 handgun by his passenger who attempted
to steal the bike. The robber escaped into a forest nearby after nearby residents
came to help the victim.
MARCH 22: Ros Davy, 22, was shot and wound-ed in a robbery at 6:20 am while
parking a motorcycle on a footpath of 164 Street in O'Russei 2 precinct, Phnom Penh.
Eye witnesses told police that the victim, a teacher from the New York Kindergarten
School, was shot twice in the waist with a K-59 handgun while trying to fight off
two robbers who stole her new motorcycle.
MARCH 22: Ouk Sen, 25, died instantly in an accident while riding a motorcycle
at 6:20 am on National Road 4 in Chom Chao precinct, Dangkor district, on the outskirts
of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit from the front and his body thrown
300 meters by a taxi driven by Kan Ly, 35, who was arrested later.
MARCH 23: The body of a 20-year-old unidentified woman was found floating
in a river in Chak Angreleu precinct, Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. Police said
the victim was possibly killed a few days earlier as the body was badly decomposed.
The reason for the murder was not known, but a neighbor said the body had been brought
to the riverside the previous evening by three people in a boat.
MARCH 23: Ny Phal, 32, was knifed and severely injured in a robbery at
8:30 pm in Chan Lok village, Kien Svay district, Kandal. Police said the victim had
her throat cut by 29-year-old Seng Kheng from Trapaing Pring village, Me Mout district,
Kampong Cham. Kheng escaped with a six chi gold necklace and a three chi gold ring.
MARCH 23: Chinese national Song Dengren, alias Liuye De, 54, was arrested
after 52 fake visa stamps, 24 illegal passports and other visas were found at his
guest-house in O'Russei 4 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said that Dengren confessed
to police that he was just an employee of a Du Jian Guang, who visited Cambodia every