Wife killed for poor cooking: witnesses
Kampong Cham provincial police on Wednesday arrested a 46-year-old man for allegedly killing his 42-year-old wife because the food she had prepared for him was “tasteless”. Witnesses said they heard the incident unfold: The man and woman, speaking loudly because they were both intoxicated, got into a fight after the husband complained about the food. The husband then cut his wife twice in the neck, witnesses said. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA
Alleged thieves dialLed in for jail
Police in Pursat province have arrested two people described as “gangsters” after they allegedly made off with a brand-new mobile phone. The shop’s owner reported that one of the thieves pretended to be a customer and asked to inspect the new version of a popular phone. But the shop owner became suspicious when the other gangster revved his motorbike. Before anything could be done, however, the first gangster snatched the phone, hopped on the bike and drove away. The alleged thieves, who authorities said came from Pailin province, were arrested almost immediately.
Police arrest two in cow-snatching
Police in Preah Sihanouk province have arrested two suspected thieves after they were accused of stealing a cow from a 60-year-old woman. The cow’s owner said she brought her bovine companion to a field in the afternoon last Monday, but that when she went to retrieve the beast later in the day, the cow was gone. The woman called police, who managed to arrest two people by that evening. A third person escaped, but police know of his identity.
Police make arrest in murder case
Police in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district have made an arrest in a case that had been left unresolved for seven years. Police said they arrested a man Thursday who allegedly killed a resident in the district in May 2003. Since that time, police had not been able to track down any suspects. The man has been sent to court.
Two boys accused of attempted rape
Two boys, aged 15 and 16, were arrested after they were accused of attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl in Battambang province last Monday. The girl and her two younger siblings had been left alone at home because their parents went out for the night to attend a wedding bash. In the middle of the night, the two boys entered the house, which had no door. However, they ran away because the girl shouted for help. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA