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Police Blotter: 6 Jul 2011

Sibling rivalry leads to drunkard bloodshed
A 39-year-old man was allegedly stabbed by his nephew on Sunday in Siem Reap’s Chi Kraeng district, leaving the man with serious injuries. The victim and his nephew were said to be drinking wine together at the time of the incident. An argument erupted when the victim tried to sell his wife’s mobile phone, prompting her to hit him. His nephew then allegedly jumped in and stabbed his relative in the leg.

Drunk man drowns in a pond at his farm
THE dead body of a 36-year-old man was found floating in a pond at his farm in Poipet town on Monday, said police. His wife reported he had been missing for three days before his body was found in the pond. Upon examining the body, police ruled out foul play and concluded the victim was drunk and drowned in the pond.

Game over for wagging students in Battambang
THE alleged owner of an illegal gaming shop was arrested by police in Battambang town on Monday. Police said they raided the shop after parents complained their children were playing games there instead of attending school. Nine computers and television games were seized during the raid and 13 students were breifly detained. The shop owner was sent to court.

Fugitive thief gets too close to home
CHARGES stemming from a string of alleged robberies, committed as far back as 2004, landed a 31-year-old man in the hands of police on Sunday in Pursat province’s Kandieng district. Police said the suspect first evaded arrest almost six years ago after allegedly committing a series of robberies, but returned to his home believing the charges against him had been forgotten. A warrant was obtained by police, who arrested the suspect. He then confessed to the robberies, police claim. Neighbours of the suspect said they were happy to hear of his arrest.

Husband accused of stabbing wife in neck
A 28-YEAR-OLD man accused of attempting to kill his wife by stabbing her in the neck was arrested Sunday in Kampong Cham province’s Cheung Prey district, police have said. The suspect allegedly became so enraged after his wife said she wanted to leave him that he attempted to murder her. His wife survived the attack and is recovering in hospital. The supect is awaiting trial.



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