FAMILY OF ALLEGED TORTURE VICTIM PAID
Mong Russey police have paid the family of Korn La 5 million riels (about US$1,220) in compensation after they accused authorities of torturing the man to death following his arrest on April 2. The 45-year-old victim's wife said she had seen two policeman hitting her husband when they arrested him following a domestic dispute. Police said that the victim died of illness after falling from a motorbike, and that the payment was a "compromise" with the family. The human rights group Licado has said it will investigate the case.
4 ARMED BANDITS STORM RESIDENCE
Four robbers armed with rifles stormed a residence in Mesang district, Prey Veng province on Sunday, escaping with a small quantity of gold, US$100, 600,000 riels and three cell phones. Resident Nein Sa said that the robbers fired many shots in the house, but that no one in the building at the time was injured.
ALLEGED RAPIST OF 12-YR-OLD CAUGHT
Batheay district police arrested Ith Udom, 19, after he allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl returning home from a dance on Monday. Both the victim and suspect live in Baek Peang village, Chealea commune, Batheay district, Kampong Cham province.
ESCAPED CONVICT NABBED AT DANCE
Nun Phors, 28, was arrested by the Ministry of Interior's police unit three years after he escaped from Prey Sar prison. Nun Phors was found in Batheay district, Kampong Cham province, while attending a wedding party on Monday. He was originally put in jail for cheating by dressing like a monk and asking for donations from a village. He was sentenced to one year in jail but escaped after eight months.