WIDOW MURDERED FOR GOLD NECKLACE
A grocery seller died miserably at her home after being raped and strangled with twine on July 7 by an unidentified man who took her gold necklace after the murder. Police identified the victim as Yun Pech, 53, residing in Kandal province's S'ang district. Police said that they are launching an investigation to hunt down the suspect.
REVENGE AS ATTACK DOGS BECOME SOUP
Three out of four vicious guard dogs that mauled a young bodyguard to death on July 6 at a residence in Preah Sihanouk province were suffocated to death in the sea by police officials as revenge, according to a news source. The source added that the three dogs were sold to a soup shop selling dog meat in the province for US$90.
SEX MANIAC SNARED IN KAMPONG SPEU
A 10-year-old girl residing in Kampong Speu's Phnom Sruoch district escaped from a sex maniac with her eyes on her neck on Sunday at 2:30pm. Police identified the perpetrator as Hang Phally, 20, living in the same district with the victim, adding that he attempted to rape the juvenile while she was grazing her cows in a field located in the district's Traeng Trayeung commune. The criminal has been sent to Kampong Speu Provincial Court to stand trial.
DIRTY COPS RUN RAMPANT in KANDAL
A group of eight men aged from 17 to 29 were arrested and tortured by a handful of military police in Kandal province's Kandal Stung district on July 2 at 9pm, as they returned from a name-giving ceremony. The victims said that they were beaten for unknown reasons so severely with electric batons and kicked by police officials until some of them fell unconscious. The officer who ordered the arrest and torture was identified as Chun Vanny, a military police chief in the district. Villagers said that Vanny had also set up illegal checkpoints to extort money from them.
LEXUS GANG ROB MONEY CHANGER
A group of eight armed men driving three motorcycles and a car robbed a 27-year-old money exchanger and phone seller in front of her house on July 7 in Svay Rieng town. The victim was identified as Korn Sophal. Eyewitnesses said that the perpetrators armed with four handguns walked towards the woman, pointed their guns at her and other people near her, grabbed her trunk, threw it into their black Lexus and escaped safely. The victim said that the trunk contained some gold, 70 cellphones, and some Cambodian currency, totalling more than US$10,000.