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Police Blotter: 7 Aug 2012

Police Blotter: 7 Aug 2012

Cheated friends beat free-loading buddy
Police in Siem Reap province are searching for two men who allegedly beat their friend with a stick on Saturday. Police said the victim, 42, skipped out on his portion of the bill after a night of drinking and a feast of dog meat with two friends. His friends followed him and hit him with a stick several times near a rice field to retaliate. They then fled the scene and the victim was hospitalised by his family. Kampuchea Thmey

A machete-cleaver battle ends in a draw
Bakan district police in Pursat province said that a drunk man and a farmer attacked each other following an argument on Sunday. Police said the drunk man cursed the farmer on his property and then chased him with a cleaver. The farmer, who was carrying a machete, attacked the man to protect himself, injuring his left arm and chin. The farmer suffered a head wound. They were both sent to the provincial hospital for medical treatment. Police have yet to charge the men because of their serious injuries. Rasmei Kampuchea

Driver left unconscious by enraged villagers
Villagers exercised some vigilante justice on a 24-year-old man after he hit two motorbikes and a home with his car on Sunday in Kampong Chhang’s Rolea Ba’ier district. Police said the man was visiting relatives in the province. He lost control of the car on a stretch of broken up road and accidentally hit the motos and home. The owners dragged the driver from his car, beat him and left him unconscious. His relatives sent him to the provincial hospital and the car was taken into police custody. Rasmei Kampuchea

Villager finds man’s corpse floating in river
The corpse of a 51-year-old man was found on Friday after he went missing in Pailin’s Pailin town. Police said the man had been gone since last Wednesday, and on Friday, a villager saw his corpse floating in a river and told the police. The dead man’s widow claimed that her husband was mentally ill. Police visited the scene but have uncovered no cause of death. The corpse was given to the immediate family for a Buddhist ceremony. Nokorwat

Loser of game, temper stabs his co-worker
A 28-year-old construction worker was seriously injured on Saturday after his co-worker hacked him with a cleaver over gambling payments in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. Police said that after a card game the suspect owed the victim about 5,000 riel ($1.25). He was furious and punched the victim a few times. On Saturday, the suspect hacked the victim three times on his arm with a cleaver. The victim was critically injured and hospitalised and police arrested the suspect. Nokorwat

Translated by Phak Seangly

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