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Police Blotter:19 April 1996



Apr 1: Former policeman Lak Sinen, 25, was arrested in his house in Tuol

Kork after he had shot and killed his wife, Kim Sovann Than, 21, and injured another

man named Sar Sophon. Sinen said his wife had been sleeping with Sophon. "I

could not keep my mind," Sinen said. "Even though I shall be in the prison

I am not worried because this is my profit that solved my anger."


Apr 2: Heng Darath, 24, a bodyguard, was shot and killed in front of the

Russian Embassy in Tonle Bassac district as he was driving with his brother and two

friends on two motorbikes. The killer has not been caught.

Apr 2: Two unidentified men on a motorbike, one in military uniform, shot

a man to death with six bullets from an AK47. The reason was unknown, and the men

escaped. The incident took place in Beng Kok1 Khan, Toul Kok at 9 pm.

Apr 3: A moto-taxi driver, Em Thol, 37, from Psar Chas market in Khan Doun

Penh was poisoned by two passengers at a restaurant near Royal Palace. The three

men had been drinking together. The robbers took Thol's moto after he fell over unconcious.

Apr 3: Penal police shot and killed two men outside a school in Phnom Penh.

Police said they were following four robbers who had killed a couple on March 31.

The two men who were shot had tried to flee the police after they were stopped.

Apr 3: A teacher, Ra, 29, from Boeng Kak 2 Khan, Toul Kork was killed and

his nephew seriously injured after a hit-and-run accident in Sre Njor village Kandal


Apr 3: A boy, Pon Ravy, 7, was stabbed deeply in the abdomen while he was

playing near a girl who carried a knife. The incident took place in Chong Kah village,


Apr 4: A moto taxi driver was poisoned by two men in Phnom Penh. The driver

explained: "I took my two customers around the city and we had some drinks together.

Then I lost my mind and my motorbike."

Apr 4: Schoolboy Moern Saroern, 12, broke his right arm and was knocked

unconsciousness after falling from a palm tree from which he was picking fruit..

Apr 4: Say Teang, 86, from Chbar Ampov was bitten and injured all over

her body by her dog which she stepped on at midnight. She was taken to the hospital

in Phnom Penh.

Apr 4: Police caught a Vietnamese brothel owner named Hinam after he sold

two virgin Vietnamese girls, Ngok Vy, 18, and Ngok Anh, 19, in Svay Pak village Phnom


Apr 4: A moto-taxi driver Sam An, 19, from Kampong Speu was arrested in

front of Kim Hong hotel in Phnom Penh for having stolen a Frenchman's Rebel motorbike

on Mar 2. An had taken two Frenchmen to the Svay Pak red-light district and stole

their motorbike while they were in a brothel.

Apr 5: A master, Liv Iv, 47, and his student Treung Keng, 41, were shot

and killed in their village, Prek Roung Uong, Kandal by an unidentified person. Some

people in the village said the two men could make villagers get fatal illnesses whenever

they felt like doing so because they knew the magic formulas. Some people didn't

like them.

Apr 6: A man, Chom Chhim, 25, was shot in the leg by home-owner Kin Sokha,

24, in Boeung Kengkang distict Phnom Penh. Chhim confessed to attempted robbery,

saying: "I had just come from Kompong Thom province and had nothing to eat."

Apr 7: A moto taxi driver, Put Sovann, 37, of Phnom Penh was injured by

two robbers who chopped him three times on the head with a knife.

Apr 8: A tailor, Hann Sovann, was killed by six unidentified people on

two motorbikes who followed and shot him in the head. The six escaped. Some sources

said it was a revenge shooting.

Apr 8: Prostitute Ngvirn Thihann, 20, was seriously wounded when a soldier

tried shooting off the lock on a brothel door, only for the bullet to hit Thihann

in the thigh. The brothel owner had locked the door because the group the soldier

was with always made trouble at her establishment.

- (Translated from Khmer newspapers by Ly Chhiv Rong, Soly Vannpok and Chhun Phaveng.)



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