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Police Blotter: 9 Mar 2012

Student killed on way home from school
A 14-year-old schoolboy died at the provincial hospital on Wednesday after he was hit by a lorry in Banteay Meanchey’s Mongkol Borei district. Police said the student was on his way home from school when a lorry crashed into him and rendered him unconscious. The boy was sent to hospital, but died due to serious injuries. Police added that the driver had fled. Villagers said the boy was fatherless and lived with his grandparents. Nokorwat

Son attacks and kills father with a stick
Sa'ang district police in Kandal province arrested a 41-year-old man after he allegedly killed his father on Wednesday. Police said the father, 73, was cooking at his home when the son, whose relatives said is mentally ill, struck him several times with a wooden stick in the head, back and neck. The man died at the scene. Relatives reported the incident to police, who arrested the son and are preparing documents to send him to court. Nokorwat

Man hacked after scuffle at a party
A 21-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday night after he was accused of hacking a teenager at a dance party in Kampong Thom’s Santuk district. Police said two groups of men participated in a Buddhist ceremony and danced together at the end of the party. They argued after a member of one group accidentally stepped on the foot of a man from another group. The suspect allegedly hacked and injured the victim in the back and was attempting to flee, but police arrested him while his friends escaped. The victim has been hospitalised. Kampuchea Thmey

Police suspect murder after body discovered
Bavel district police in Battambang province said that a man, 45, was found dead at his home on Tuesday. The victim had lived alone since his wife left him four months ago. Police examined the corpse and claimed that he was hacked four times in the head and neck, and had been drinking. Police suggested that he had argued with his drinking partner, who had then likely attacked him. Kampuchea thmey

Duo guilty of murder sentenced to life
The Kampong Cham provincial court on Monday sentenced two men aged 24 and 31 to life sentences and ordered them to pay 40 million riel (US$10,000) for murdering a 36-year-old man last year in Kampong Cham’s Chamkar Leu district. Police said the men hacked the victim a few times with a long handled cleaver at his home last April. Rasmei Kampuchea

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