•Son refused money, breaks mum’s skull
A man broke his mother’s skull after she refused to give him money to buy alcohol in Battambang province’s Sangke district on Tuesday. The victim, 55, said her 24-year-old son had asked for 2,000 riel to buy drinks. When she said she did not have the money, her son hit her with a piece of wood. The woman has been sent to hospital. Police say the man was likely under the influence of drugs. He is in custody awaiting trial.
•Jealousy, unrequited love lead to stabbing
A love triangle ended in violence on Sunday in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district, when a 24-year-old man slashed the boyfriend of the girl he secretly loved. The victim, 27, was riding his motorcycle home when he was attacked. Witnesses said the suspect perpetrated the slashing out of jealousy, but his affection was one-sided and the object of his affection knew him only as a neighbour. Residents caught the alleged attacker and he is in jail awaiting trial.
•Man seriously injured in known robbery area
A young man was seriously injured by three men on Tuesday in Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Chhnang district, in an area notorious for robberies. The victim’s uncle became suspicious when the 21-year-old did not show up to help at his aunt’s stall at the market. On the way to his nephew’s house, the uncle saw three men assaulting him. Residents said the area was frequented by gangsters, drunks and drug addicts who robbed passers-by, and police had been ineffective in ending the crimes.
•Brother-in-law’s head slashed in argument
Drunken revelry led to injury when a man, 32, slashed his brother-in-law’s head on Tuesday in Kampot province’s Chhouk district. Witnesses said the pair, who had each come home from different parties, were drunk when they began arguing. An insult by the younger man, 25, provoked his brother-in-law to slash him with a knife. Police arrested the suspect.
•Robbers knock man out, take motorbike
A 29-year-old man was beaten unconscious and robbed on Tuesday in the capital’s Dangkor district. According to the victim, he was held up at gunpoint by two robbers while he was riding home. He was then hit with a piece of iron. He regained consciousness about 20 minutes later and found his motorcycle missing. Police are looking for the suspects.