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Police blotter: 31 Aug 2009

Police blotter: 31 Aug 2009

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Pin Rithy, 23, living in Phnom Penh's Tumnub Teuk commune, Chamkarmon district, was arrested and sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday for allegedly raping a 21-year-old shop assistant at Toy and Me, a toy shop located on Mao Tse-tung Boulevard in Chamkarmon's Boeung Keng Kang 3 commune. The incident allegedly took place at the shop on Wednesday afternoon. Both the victim and the suspect work at Toy and Me.

Chhae Vanny of Kampong Speu province was arrested on Wednesday for assaulting his mother and sister with a bamboo stick. The assailant flew into a violent rage after his family members accused him of being idle and lazy, police said. The attack happened in Kampong Speu's Basedth district, and the suspect was arrested after his father reported him to the police.

Khuon Vichhay, 21, was arrested last week for stabbing his brother-in-law in the head with a knife, police said. The incident occurred last Monday after 29-year-old Phim Sanin blamed the suspect for damaging the lock on the door of their house in Battambang province's Thma Koul district. Phim Sanin was seriously wounded in the attack and was taken to a local hospital.

A big crash between two trucks killed three people and seriously injured another on National Road 5 in Ponhea Leu commune and district in Kandal province on Friday morning. One of the trucks, carrying three people, was headed towards Phnom Penh, while the other, carrying one man, was travelling to Battambang province. Police were unsure of why the crash occurred but suspected that the driver going to Battambang may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

Porch Prem, 66, was beaten to death with a wooden stick last week by her son, 32-year-old Chhun Yath. The alcohol-fuelled attack occured on Wednesday night in Romeas Haek district, Korki commune, in Svay Rieng province. The victim was hit three times in the face and head, and died at the scene near her home. The drunken assailant was then arrested by the police.


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