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Police Blotter: 9 Jun 2009

Police Blotter: 9 Jun 2009

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A soldier, Yim Sokha, 27, from Takeo province was killed and two others soldiers were severely wounded after they were attacked with knives and axes while they were drinking in a small restaurant in Chrork Kdar village, Ponhea Leu district, Kandal province, last Friday. They were set upon by a group of seven people with whom they had a motorbike accident 20 minutes earlier, although both sides had already agreed to no compensation. The attackers escaped, but police say they know their identities and are hunting for them.

Karaoke proves the death of newlywed

A newly married man was electrocuted while he was singing karaoke in a rented room in Tuol Sangkae commune, Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh, on Friday evening. Police said the victim Chab Sabor, 22, was out with his wife Soeu Solita, 20. Although the two had been singing together, Chab Sabor was alone in the room when he died.

Drunken men beat accident victim

A man struck down by three drunken men on a motorbike Friday on Monivong Boulevard in Srah Chak commune, Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh, suffered additional injuries when the men began to beat him, police said. Sum Mara, who was riding a motorbike with his 3-year-old son, was severely hurt in the crash. Police arrived shortly after the attack began and arrested two of the drunken men, but the other one managed to escape, they said.


An 18-year-old woman from Prey Veng province was about to jump off Chroy Changvar Bridge to commit suicide but failed because a policeman stopped her in time. The incident happened Friday night. She explained that she had been angry with her parents after they claimed she had broken traditional values by having an affair with a man.


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