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
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
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
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