DRUNKARD GIVES SINGER BIG BREAK
A 37-year-old Phnom Penh man has been arrested after being suspected of bashing a beer-garden singer in the head with a bottle during a drunken bender. Police arrested Leng Srun on Saturday, two days after the incident at Boeung Chhuk restaurant on National Road 6. Police say that Leng Srun hit beer-garden singer Ing Bunleap in the head with a beer bottle. However, the suspect denied having hit the singer, saying he instead struck a colleague of his who was sitting with him at the table.
PUNKS PILLAGE S’VILLE PAGODA
Police arrested two people, including a 13-year-old boy, in Preah Sihanouk province’s Koki village after the pair were accused of stealing 520,000 riels (US$125) from a local pagoda. The pair were arrested after a Buddhist monk lodged a complaint with police. Police say Chheoun Chhay, 19, and Chheoun Vanak, 13, confessed after their arrests.
TRIO ACCUSED OF MURDER FOR HIRE
Three market workers from Banteay Meanchey province were arrested Sunday, suspected of murdering a local resident for money. Police say the suspects, Vorng Tuy, 20; Van Sophanith, 22; and Veoung Sokheang, 25, had been working in Rong Khleour Market, Sakeo district. The men were allegedly paid a total of 4,500 baht (US$135) for doing the deed. The trio are detained in Banteay Meanchey court.
FATHER SUSPECTED OF RAPING CHILD
A 38-year-old man was arrested in Ream commune, Preynop district, Preah Sihanouk province, on Sunday on suspicion of raping his 10-year-old daughter, police said. Police said the man was drunk when he attacked his daughter. The victim’s mother told police that she had engaged in a quarrel with her husband a day before the incident, and that she came to rescue her daughter because she was worried that the girl could be in danger.
YOUNG RAIDERS FACE PROSECUTION
Police and military police arrested three men last Thursday in connection with a robbery in Kampehn commune in Preah Sihanouk province. Cheng Chan, 21; Ing Korn, 17; and Chhay Sambath, 17, were arrested and detained as police waited to file the paperwork to send the case to provincial court.