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Police Blotter: 7 April 2006

MARCH 25: Oung Ry, 33, was sent to a provincial hospital after three

people axed him as he took his two sisters on a motorbike to a wedding party in

Prek Chik village, Kratie province. Ry's sisters told police three unknown men

appeared from a nearby forest and struck their brother seven times, then escaped

empty-handed.

MARCH 25: Police arrested a married man, Hurn Meath,

25, after he was accused of rape in Phnom Dey village, Kampong Speu province.

Police said Meath was accused of raping a 20-year-old woman, a garment worker.

Meath denied the charge and said the woman came to his house and agreed to have

sex with him. He told police it was the third time they had had sex

together.

MARCH 25: A 14-year-old boy was arrested for questioning

after Koeun Khit, 29, accused him of raping her 3-year-old daughter at 10:15am

in Boeng Raing commune, Battambang province. The woman told police she came upon

her crying daughter while the boy was raping her inside the

house.

MARCH 26: Ngoy Sarim, 47, a moneychanger, was shot dead

during a robbery at 6:10pm while he rode home on a motorbike from Chbar Ampov

market where he worked in Doeum Ampil village, Phnom Penh. A witness told police

that two gunmen blocked Sarim's path and shot him once in the head with a

handgun, then escaped on a motorbike with his money bag.

MARCH 26:

Heng Leap, 24, was sent to Preah Kossamak hospital after he was shot in the face

as he argued with a motorbike taxi driver, Kong Sarith, 31, at 5:45am in Teuk

Laak commune, Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh. A bystander told police Sarith

shot Leap in the face with a K-54 handgun. Police arrested Sarith, who said the

argument happened because Leap tried to overtake him.

MARCH 26: A

motorbike taxi driver, Ouk Savoeun, 33, was sent to Calmette Hospital for

treatment after his passenger axed him during a robbery at 9pm in Boeng Salang

village, Phnom Penh. Police said the robber chopped Savoeun many times in the

head with a hatchet then escaped on his bike.

MARCH 27: Police

came to examine the body of Leng Vith, 37, after he was found in the early

morning on farmland in Trapaing Kou village, Kampong Cham province. Police said

Vith was murdered with a knife while hunting grasshoppers the previous night.

Police suspected revenge was the motive because of the savagery of the

killing.

MARCH 27: Leng Phalla, 44, a deputy chief of the

municipal economic police office, was robbed while parking a car in front of his

house in Monorom commune, Phnom Penh. A passenger said one of two robbers shot

Phalla once in the stomach then escaped on a motorbike after stealing his mobile

phone and $500 in cash. Phalla was taken to Calmette Hospital by his

family.

MARCH 27: Khan Sarin, 28, was sent to Calmette Hospital

for surgery after three people shot him in a nighttime robbery while driving a

motorbike in Tonle Bassac commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the robbers shot

Sarin twice in the chest and the stomach with a K-59 handgun then escaped on his

bike.

MARCH 28: Police took Sun Lynin, 20, to Calmette Hospital

after his friend attacked him with a knife during an argument over a girl they

were trying to woo in a coffee shop where they were watching a football match on

television in Chraing Chamras commune, Phnom Penh. A bystander told police the

friend chopped Lynin three times in the head and once in the arm then escaped.

MARCH 28: Police are looking for a group of robbers who escaped

after shooting dead Koy Koeun, 37, while they attempted to rob him at midnight

in Sre Ren village, Prey Veng province. Police said the robbers entered Koeun's

house and shot him once in the stomach with a rifle then ran away

empty-handed.

MARCH 28: Kong Chea, 37, was sent to a provincial

hospital for treatment after a buddy, Sai Khon, 43, chopped him once in the head

with a heavy knife during a drinking session at 8:10pm in Samaky village,

Kampong Cham province. Police said the argument happened after Khon accused Chea

of stealing a cow.

MARCH 29: El Rem, 44, was arrested after police

received a complaint from Licadho who accused him of raping two of his daughters

in Sre Preal village, Kampong Cham province. Police said the two daughters aged

10 and 13, had been raped since early last year.

MARCH 29: Oeum

Arth, 26, was arrested when he tried to escape after killing his wife at 11:30am

in Chong Kaosu village, Siem Reap province. Police said the wife, Pheap, 23, who

was three months pregnant, was beaten to death when Arth was drunk. Arth told

police he killed his wife because she refused to give him money to buy more

alcohol.

MARCH 30: Two gunmen escaped on a motorbike after

shooting a mainland Chinese national, Fong Kouy Yu, 43, during a robbery at

5:30pm while he was leaving his car parked in front of the President hotel in

Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh. Police said Fong was shot in the right ear with

a K-59 handgun after trying to resist the robbers who attempted to steal his

mobile phone.

MARCH 30: Prum Bunthan, 24, was sent to Calmette

Hospital for treatment after being knifed during a nighttime argument in

Kilometer Number 6 commune, Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said Bunthan

was stabbed three times in the stomach and three times under the arm while

arguing with an unknown man at a dance. A witness said the argument happened

after Bunthan accidentally bumped into the assailant.

APRIL 1:

Chan Mony, 21, was sent to Russian hospital after attempting suicide with his

girlfriend, Srey Sar, 17, who died at 6:30am in Prek Svay village, Kandal.

Police said the couple poisoned themselves with insecticide.

APRIL

1: Sam Saroeun, 42, was axed to death while hunting frogs with his wife at

8:30pm in a ricefield in Chhoeu Neang village, Kampong Speu province. Oun Srey,

42, told police that an unknown man chopped her husband twice in the head then

ran away. Police suspect revenge was the motive because the murderer escaped

empty-handed.

APRIL 2: The body of a 42-year-old man, Siv Ny, was

found in a drain in the early morning in Boeng Trabek village, Phnom Penh.

Police said the man drowned after driving a motorbike into the drain the

previous night.

APRIL 2: Police arrested a woman, Kim Ith, 24, who

killed her husband, Van Chavoan, 22, during a nighttime argument in Psar Chas

commune, Phnom Penh. Ith told police she was angry because Chavoan telephoned

his girlfriend while walking home from a nearby shop where they drank together

in the early evening. Chavoan was stabbed twice in the chest and died

instantly.

APRIL 2: Police are looking for an unknown man who

killed Thim Pheng, 31, at 11:30pm in Taram village, Steung Trang district,

Kampong Cham province. Police said the unknown man shot Pheng in the chest with

an arrow then ran away. The motive for the killing was not

known.

APRIL 2: Sreng Savuth, 37, was killed by lightning during

unseasonally heavy rain at 3:45pm in Yut Phkar village, Takeo province. Police

said Savuth's cows were frightened away by a bolt of lightning. When he went

after them behind the house a second bolt of lightning killed him and the cows.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei

Kampuchea by Aun Pheap

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