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Police Blotter: 04 November 2005

Police Blotter: 04 November 2005

OCTOBER 21: Pha Bopha, 24, died after a neighbor, Chhom Yang, 23, attacked

him with a heavy knife then escaped at 8:20 pm in Prek Thmey village, Kandal province.

Police said Bopha was chopped twice on the neck while walking home from a nearby

wine shop where he had argued with Yang and four others. Bopha was sent to a hospital

but later died.

OCTOBER 22: Chuch Chea, 33, was knifed and severely injured while arguing

with Sai Vanny, 47, in Sangke Vear village, Battambang province. Police received

a report from a person who said Vanny was drunk and stabbed Chea twice in the chest

and the arm during the fight. He said the fight happened after Vanny came to interrupt

Chea while he played cards with other people. Vanny was later arrested.

OCTOBER 22: Police arrested a fisherman, Sok March, 36, after he killed his

wife, Sim Tean, 35, in Kampong Svay village, Kandal province. Neighbors told police

March knocked down his wife with a steel pipe and suddenly killed her with a heavy

knife while they were arguing the previous night. The neighbors said the argument

happened when she asked her husband to hand over a child whom police said March had

kept after his wife prepared to leave him.

OCTOBER 22: A motorbike taxi driver, Srey Vannaret, 24, was taken by people

to hospital for emergency medical treatment after being axed during a robbery at

9:30 pm in O'Khcheay village, Battambang province. The people said Vannaret was chopped

once in the head by his passenger, who stole his bike.

OCTOBER 23: A 3-year-old boy, Dy Nart, was sent to a provincial hospital for

treatment after his drunken father stabbed him in the stomach at 11:30 am in Taing

Krasaing village, Kampong Chhnang province. Dy Wan, 30, told police that he was angry

because his son cried a lot and made a noise when Wan was drunk. Wan picked up a

knife and threw it at his son when the boy would not stop crying.

OCTOBER 23: Banh Leng, 50, a military officer at Division 1, drove himself

to Calmette Hospital for surgery after being shot while speaking on his phone under

a tree at noon in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Leng told police that two unknown

men aimed a handgun at him and attempted to steal his phone. They shot him twice

in the stomach and the shoulder then escaped on a motorbike when he tried to fight

them off.

OCTOBER 24: Rom Ny, 35, went on a four-day visit to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap.

This made her husband, Pich Naren, 38, jealous. So, according to police, Naren chopped

his wife several times with a heavy knife at 2:30 pm, severely injuring her. This

resulted in her admission to a Phnom Penh hospital. Naren then set fire to the family

home, which burned down along with two adjacent houses in Thmey village, Kampong

Thom province.

OCTOBER 24: Police are looking for a man identified as Seng who escaped after

he organized some friends and committed a murder the previous night in Lavea village,

Kampong Thom province. Police said Seng axed Hong three times in the head and dropped

the body in a drain after returning home from seeing a play at a nearby pagoda where

they had argued in the early evening.

OCTOBER 24: Douk Yang, 45, was sent to Russian hospital for treatment after

being attacked with acid during an argument at a guesthouse at around 4 pm in Boeng

Salang commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Ear Kruy, 60, threw the acid at Yang's face

and body while arguing with his niece, Sok Mary, 45, who was arrested immediately,

but Kruy escaped after the assault.

OCTOBER 25: Sous Vong, 30, was sent to hospital after being shot while walking

in front of his house about 10 pm in Chi Prang village, Kampong Chhnang province.

Vong told police at the hospital that three people entered his gate and shot him

in the bottom with an AK-47, then ran away.

OCTOBER 25: A monk, Phurn Khan, 27, was killed by lightning as he walked to

his pagoda during a rainstorm at 10:30 am in Tuol Ponsaing village, Kandal province.

OCTOBER 26: A 73-year-old woman, Ngay Eng, was found dead at 4:20 pm in a

bathroom of her house in Tuol Svay Prey 1 commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Eng was

murdered and her neck strangled with a rope while her daughter was working with her

husband at the Olympic market. Eng's son, Seng Huy, told police someone killed his

mother and stole her gold necklace and bracelet.

OCTOBER 27: Police are looking for someone who killed a 17-year-old unidentified

girl after she was found outside a zinc factory in Trapaing Thloeng village, Dangkor

district, Phnom Penh. Police said the girl, who was wearing blue jeans and a pink

shirt, was strangled with a rope and her body buried four or five days earlier.

OCTOBER 27: A jewelry vendor, Kim Toeu, 48, was robbed at 4:40 pm while driving

home on a motorbike from a market where he worked with his wife in Chong Kaosu village,

Siem Reap province. Toeu said two robbers on a motorbike blocked his path and aimed

two handguns at him then they picked up a jewelry bag containing 30 damleung of gold

and platinum.

OCTOBER 28: Four gunmen killed a fisherman, Yeat Dom, 55, and shot his son,

Hing Sokha, 33, once in the stomach at 5:30pm as the two drove home on a motorbike

in Ponareay village, Kampong Cham province. Sokha told police the gunmen had tried

to rob them, and became angry and killed his father instantly after throwing the

motorbike key into the water, then escaped empty-handed.

OCTOBER 28: Tum Raksa, 20, was sent to Calmette Hospital after being shot

at midnight while he and his accomplices were robbing a motorbike from Chhun Vy,

40, in Olympic commune, Phnom Penh. Vy told police he shot Raksa because he and his

accomplices had attempted to steal his bike. Police arrested Raksa at the hospital

and said he had lied that someone shot him in the waist as he was leaving the Spark

disco where he ate and drank with his friends in the early evening.

OCTOBER 30: Police arrested Hor Thnor, 24, for a murder five days earlier

in Sete village, Sihanoukville. Police said Thnor killed a motorbike taxi driver,

Ang Sitha, 27, with a hoe and stole his bike while Sitha was taking him home.

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

Pheap

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