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Police Blotter: 7 June, 2002

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MAY 24: Im Bunnara, 21, was shot dead at around 10 pm while talking with

friends near his house in Boeung Salang precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said he was

shot in the chest with a K-54 handgun and died next to his door after trying to escape.

The gunman was identified as Touch Vandy, 25, who escaped. Vandy's two brothers were

taken in for questioning.

 

MAY 24: Long Ork, 28, was knifed and seriously injured during a family

quarrel at 2:10 pm in Chrey Tbaung village, Saut Nikum district, Siem Reap. Police

said the victim was chopped once in the head and twice on her arms by her husband,

Chhut Choeung, 30, who was drunk. Choeung was later arrested while trying to run

away.

MAY 25: Men Nasy, 18, was shot dead at 10:30 pm while riding a motorbike

with his friend on St 292 in Boeung Keng Kang 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said

Nasy was shot several times with a K-59 handgun by one of three people who escaped

on a motorbike. Police suspect revenge as Nasy had recently argued with them about

drug trafficking.

MAY 25: Suon Med, 23, died in Calmette Hospital after a suicide attempt

at 9:15 am in Prek Samrong village, Takhmau district, Kandal province. Police said

he shot himself several times in the throat with an AK-47 after his advances were

rejected by a prospective girlfriend.

MAY 25: A 3-year-old girl was sent to the National Children's Hospital

for treatment after being raped at 9 pm at a vegetable market in Svay Prey 1 commune,

Chamkarmorn district, Phnom Penh. Police said the girl was raped while sleeping next

to her parents' shop. Doung Ravan, 18, was later arrested.

MAY 25: Chhea Srai, 33, was sent to the provincial hospital for operation

after being shot and severely wounded while he and a friend were digging for artefacts

at Angkor Thom, Siem Reap province. Police said Srai was shot in the groin after

trying to evade arrest by security guards. His accomplice, Phi, 35, escaped.

MAY 26: A 15-year-old girl, Dep Phalla, was found dead at 5 pm at a watermelon

farm in Svay Khlauk village, Stung Sen district, Kampong Thom. Police said she was

chopped several times on the head and shoulder, and her left ear was severed while

guarding the field about two kilometers from her home. The reason for the killing

is not known.

MAY 26: Thin, 36, was knifed to death during a quarrel at 7 pm in Chamkar

Chek village, Mongkol-borei district, Banteay Meanchey. Police said he was stabbed

nine times by his neighbor, Khloeu Hour, 37. Thin had demanded Hour return the 10,000

riel he advanced him for building work which was not completed.

MAY 26: A 48-year-old woman, Pang Hoeung, was knifed to death at 7 pm outside

her house in Sralaung Tipi village, Prey Veng province. Police said she was chopped

once on the head by her son, Ky Koeun, 23, who is mentally disabled. Koeun was arrested

and sent to the provincial prison.

MAY 27: Seng Sok, 37, a soldier from D-211 in Malai district, was arrested

after he was accused of raping a five-year-old girl the previous week in Kday Chas

village, Banteay Meanchey province. Police said a man filed a complaint at the provincial

court that his young daughter was given 400 riel then raped while leaving a cinema.

MAY 28: The body of Nuon Thal, 41, was found in the river at 10 am in Sammaki

village, Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said Thal, who was from Ti Buon

village, Kampong Cham province, was murdered elsewhere and his body dumped in the

river. He had been struck on the head with an ax.

MAY 28: A suspected robber, Krop Hoeung, 19, was arrested in Svay Prey

1 precinct, Phnom Penh, after police found a plastic handgun in his pocket. Police

said Hoeung, a moto-taxi driver from Anlong San village, Kandal province, was accused

of attempting to rob a passenger. Hoeung told police that he wanted the money so

he could get engaged to his girlfriend.

MAY 28: Sun Chomroeun, 27, was found hanging at 9 pm at his house in Tuol

Taek village, Battambang province. Police said Chomroeun hanged himself after a mental

crisis brought on by abuse of yaba, a narcotic.

MAY 29: Dam, 33, a second-hand clothes vendor, was shot and wounded at

7:30 pm in Kous Sbieng village, O'Chroeu district, Banteay Meanchey. District police

inspector Soam Sophin said the victim was shot in the leg with an AK-47 by Thai border

soldiers while he and ten other vendors were crossing the border. Dam was sent for

treatment at Aran district in Thailand.

MAY 29: Un Sokhom, 20, and her sister, Un Thida, 13, were found dead in

a rice field in Ampil Khang Lach village, Prey Kabas district, Takeo. Police said

both were raped, then killed with a hoe while hunting for frogs in the field. Kurn

Son, 24, was arrested.

MAY 29: Sun Poeu, 43, and Nuon Than, 37, were sent to the provincial hospital

for treatment after being knifed at night in Tbong Wat village, Kamchai Meas district,

Prey Veng. Police said Than, a frog hunter, was chopped ten times while walking to

a rice field with his wife. She was chopped several times in the head, and four fingers

of her right hand were cut off. The attackers were identified as Ny Srey, 60, and

his wife, Arth, 45.

MAY 30: Tith Nora, 19, a Muslim, was knifed to death in a midnight revenge

attack while buying petrol for his motorbike in front of Phnom Pros Hotel in Kampong

Cham province. Police said he was chopped several times in the head, neck and shoulder

by gangsters who escaped on two motorbikes. One of them, Rong Rithy was later arrested.

MAY 30: A 4-year-old boy, Kim Khim, died on the way to hospital in Phnom

Penh after choking at 6:10 pm in Tuol Serey village, Ang Snuol district, Kandal.

Police said the boy died while eating a fertilized duck egg.

MAY 30: Siek Samady, 22, a student at Preah Yukunthor Secondary School,

was sent to Calmette Hospital after being shot while talking with friends outside

class at 8:30 am in Boeung Keng Kang 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said he was shot

in the chest and arm by Ros Ousa, 18, who escaped on a motorbike.

MAY 30: Un Bunthol, 20, was axed and severely injured during a family quarrel

at midnight in Prek Tanou village, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. Police said she

was struck on the back by her husband, Chhem Sina, 21. Sina was later arrested while

trying to escape.

JUNE 1: Un Tharat, 29, was sent to the Russian Hospital after being severely

injured at 6:30 pm on St 430 in Tomnop Teuk village, Phnom Penh. Police said Tharat,

who came from Prek Sandek village, Prey Veng province, was arrested and beaten nearly

to death after being accused of stealing a motorbike.

ñ Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun

Pheap

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