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Police Blotter: 04-June-2004

Police Blotter: 04-June-2004

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MAY 20: A cremator at a pagoda, Yim Heng, 83, died from head injuries in an

accident at 11 am in Kampong Chin village, Kampong Thom province. A witness said

a truck hit the man and rolled over his head while he was riding a bicycle to Preah

Neang pagoda where he was to cremate a corpse.

MAY 20: A 15-year-old girl complained to police that she was raped in Prasard

village, Kandal province. She said a neighbor, Man Long, 20, grabbed her from behind

and raped her while walking home the previous night. The girl said Long threatened

to kill her if she told her parents about the rape. Police filed a complaint to arrest

Long, but he escaped.

MAY 23: A motodop driver Larch Chhin, 64, was found dead at a forest in Takeo

village, Krakor district, Pursat province. Police said Chhin was probably killed

two days previously by two passengers who stole his motorbike.

MAY 24: Four gunmen escaped on their two motorbikes after they killed a man

around 5 am on National Road 2 in Doeum Kor village, Kandal province. Police said

the gunmen blocked the motorbike of Um Songkhim, 25, and shot him once in the back

with a K-54 handgun then escaped empty-handed as the police arrived.

MAY 24: A jewelry shop owner, Kong Mao, 26, was robbed at 10:40 am at Cheav

market where he worked every day in Routhanak Mondul district, Battambang province.

Mao told police three gunmen entered his shop and fired twice into the air then escaped

after taking his gold worth 460,000 baht ($11,500).

MAY 24: Oun Vanna, 49, was arrested for a rape he is alleged to have committed

the previous week in Ampil Pram Doeum village, Battambang province. Police said Vanna

raped his 14-year-old step-daughter. The girl said she had been raped twice during

the week. Vanna denied the rape, and said she took revenge on him because he told

her mother she spent a week staying with her friend while her mother was away.

MAY 25: A karaoke singer, Yin Sokheng, 21, was found dead at 7:30 am at a

rice field near her house in Salla Kamroeuk village, Siem Reap province. Police said

Sokheng was raped and strangled while returning home by motodop from Madona Karaoke

shop where she worked every night. Police said her three-chi gold necklace was also

stolen.

MAY 26: Siv Vantha, 40, was murdered at 9:20 pm at a construction site in

Olympic commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Vantha, a construction manager from Chhoeu

Teal village, Svay Rieng province, was probably killed by his three workers because

they fled from the scene after the murder. Police said Vantha had recently argued

with the suspects over their work.

MAY 26: Kun Bunna, 45, was arrested in Techor Village, Kandal province, accused

of killing his wife, Eng Mach, 44, . Police said Bunna confessed that he was angry

and killed his wife with a stick because she argued with him.

MAY 26: A motodop driver, Routh Pom, 45, was sent to Sihanouk Hospital after

being axed during a robbery at 7:30 pm in K'bal Damrey village, Dangkor district,

Phnom Penh. The victim told police his three passengers ordered him to stop and paid

him for a fee but one of them chopped him eight times, then they escaped after stealing

his bike.

MAY 26: Than Vuthy, 33, a motodop driver, was shot dead in a robbery at around

3 pm in O'Tapook Loeu village, Pailin. A witness reported to police that a passenger

ordered Vuthy to stop and shot him in the back of the head then escaped on the stolen

motorbike. The witness said Vuthy died about seven meters from the scene while trying

to run away.

MAY 27: Bun Heang, 53, an official at the Ministry of Industry Mines and Energy,

was found dead at a chicken cage at 6 am in Lor Kambor village, Russei Keo district,

on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said Heang was electrocuted while opening

the cage to check his valuable fighting cocks. Police said Heang had fixed an electric

wire to the steel cage to protect the cocks from being stolen. He went out in the

morning to check his flock, touched the cage and was electrocuted.

MAY 27: Eang Kosal, 16, was shot dead at around 4 pm while cutting firewood

at a forest in T'beng village, Svay Rieng province. A witness, who escaped from the

shooting, said Kosal was grabbed and killed with an AK-47 by two forestry administration

officials who left a shoe behind. They escaped in a car towards Phnom Penh.

MAY 28: Y Try, 44, was arrested and handed to the provincial police headquarters

accused of committing a murder at 6 pm in Chrey Thmey village, Prey Veng province.

Police said the man killed his brother, Y Sokhan, 46, who was struck on the neck

with a steel bar during an argument.

MAY 28: Two gunmen escaped after robbing a motorbike rider at 10:20 am in

O'Russei 4 commune, Phnom Penh. Toeu Ton, 24, a car mechanic repairer, told police

the gunmen shot him in the thigh then escaped on his motorbike after he was leaving

a phone shop. The victim was sent to Calmette Hospital.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun

Pheap

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