OVEREATING MAN TAKES POISON
Tong Vichet, 20, was taken to Kampong Chhnang provincial hospital to have his stomach pumped after he ingested poison in Ksam commune, Kampong Chhnang district, Friday. Tong Vichet's aunt told the police that on the day of the incident her nephew's mother rebuked him for overeating after he asked her for 1,000 riels to buy meatballs. The family found the man unconscious on the floor of the house an hour later.
MOTORBIKE RACING ENDS IN TEARS
Four young men have been arrested for causing social disorder by racing their motorbikes on National Road 6A in Chong Dong commune, Baray district, Kampong Thom province, Wednesday. It was the fifth time that Kampong Thom police had arrested the same four men.
MAN EXECUTED IN HOME INVASION
Nuon Sokdy, 41, died after being shot through the ears during a house robbery in Thmar Pouk district, Banteay Meanchey province, Friday. Nuon Sokdy was tied and later shot when four men entered his house and demanded money from his wife Riem Out, 37. The assailants fled with 300,000 riels. The police said that the case was linked to a personal dispute between Nuon Sokdy and the men.
LIGHTNING BOLT STRIKES AGAIN
Four people were rendered unconscious after being struck by lightning at their home in Pursat province's Sampov Meas district Thursday. The victims, aged between 14 and 22, were working on the ground floor of their house when a lightning bolt hit one of the building's columns. Som Srey Toch, 14, was being treated for severe burns.
POLICE OFFICER STABBED BY FRIEND
Srun Vy, 44, a Sihanoukville police officer, was robbed and repeatedly stabbed in Saang district, Kandal province, Thursday. Srun Vy fell asleep in his car after a bout of drinking with a friend, Hiv, at a Phnom Penh restaurant and woke up when his friend attacked him with a knife. Srun Vy managed to hurl himself out of the car and is now recovering at a hospital. Hiv, who has stolen Srun Vy's car, is on the run from the police.