December 22: Meas Sambo, 27, an anti-drug policeman, was sent to Preah
Sihanouk hospital after he suddenly lost consciousness in a guest-house in Tonle
Bassac commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim had been drugged with a sleeping
pill by two girls, Van Sreylak and Un Davy, who attempted to steal his motorbike.
The girls were arrested.
December 22: Lim Sarak, 18, was arrested while trying to escape after he
raped a 34-year-old mentally ill woman at a pagoda in Prey Doeum Thnoeng village,
Sithor Kandal district, Prey Veng. Police said that Sarak, who had been a monk for
four years, asked the woman to come to see him and then raped her while she was sitting
in the pagoda at noon.
December 23: Taing Sari, 35, a pregnant woman, was found dead at 5:30 pm
at her house in Tonle Bassac commune, Phnom Penh. The victim was knifed in the right
ear and her neck was bound with a nylon stocking. Police said robbery was suspected
for the killing as the victim lost 9 damleung of gold and $800. Kosal, an adopted
brother of the victim's husband, was suspected for the crime as he disappeared later.
December 23: A 30-year-old unidentified man was killed and his body dropped
near a lake in Phnom Krom village located in the provincial capital of Siem Reap.
Police said the victim was shot in the left cheek and his head was chopped several
times with an ax. Police said revenge was suspected for the killing as his money
had not been stolen.
December 23: Lon Oudom, 23, was beaten and died after being sent to the
provincial hospital of Battambang. Police said the victim was hit with a hoe and
long stick by Sith Pov, 30, who got angry after he was knocked down in a quarrel
in Rohal Soung village, Ek Phnom district. Oudom became angry as he was ordered to
move from the middle of street while building a part of National Road 5.
December 24: Keo Saret, 30, a moto-taxi driver, died instantly after he
and three others helped push a car that had broken down on Russian Federation Blvd
in front of Pochentong airport, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim
fell over when the car owner, Peter Slade, gave 20,000 R to one of them. Police said
the victim possibly died of dizziness after expending maximum effort.
December 24: The body of two unidentified robbers were found floating in
a tributary after they were killed two days earlier in Prek Thloeng village, Dangkor
district, Phnom Penh. Police said that two of the four robbers were arrested by householders,
who tied their hands and feet and dropped them in the tributary while they were still
alive after they attempted to steal a motorbike.
December 24: Uth Sarin, 30, an employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
was arrested at midnight at Sok Saing guest-house in Srah Chak precinct, Phnom Penh.
Police said that an 18-year-old girl, a cleaner for the guest-house, was pushed down
on a bed by Sarin who proceeded to attempt to rape her. Sarin was ordered to pay
$350 to the girl.
December 24: Long Chhuon, 32, a moto-taxi driver, was sent to Calmette
hospital after he suddenly lost consciousness in Boeng Kak 2 precinct, Toul Kok district,
Phnom Penh. The victim, who came from Saang district, Kandal province, told police
that he had been drugged with a sleeping pill after he drank some beer given by his
two passengers who stole his motorbike.
December 25: Pring, 35, was stabbed and severely injured in a quarrel in
Prey Thom village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said
that Pring, a drunkard, was stabbed several times with broken pieces of a plate by
Tin Sarith, 25, who became angry as his wife was knocked down after she asked Pring
to shut up and criticized his behavior while he was ranting and raving.
December 25: Van Tha, 20, was beaten and severely injured after returning
from buying wine in Andaung Kdey village, Thbaung Khmum district, Kampong Cham. Police
said the victim was hit in the head with a steel bar by Sien Sopheak,19. Tha died
in the district hospital of massive head injuries. The assailant escaped.
December 25: Meas Kimthea, 17, was killed and his body dropped in a ricefield
in Prey Sbov precinct, Samrong Tong district, Kampong Speu. Police said that Kimthea,
a high school student, was found with a piece of nylon tied around his neck and was
possibly killed by someone who stole his motorbike while he was on his way home.
December 26: Sun Ravuth, 29, was arrested for a murder he's accused of
committing ten months earlier in Santuok, Kampong Thom. Police said the suspect,
a teacher, escaped to Kampong Samrong village after he killed his wife, Sim Kim O.
The victim was persuaded to the forest with him to cut firewood and then tied her
to a tree and knifed her to death after an argument.
December 26: A 9-year-old girl was raped while asleep at her house in Prey
Kuop village, O Chroeu district, Banteay Meanchey province. Police said the victim
was raped by a 37-year-old construction worker, Kun Bunthoeun, who was arrested later
and confessed to police that he had raped her as a way to warm up in the cold morning
December 26: Dok Srah, 35, was beaten to death in Bale Ley village, O Chroeu
district, Banteay Meanchey. Police said the victim, an eel seller, was hit with a
long stick and brass knuckles by three people who then escaped on a motorbike. Police
said revenge was the suspected motive for the killing as some money and jewelry of
the victim was not stolen.
December 28: Vong Sinath, 18, was beaten and injured in a quarrel while
having a dinner Psah Thmei 3 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit
by Miach Sophy, who was angry as her boyfriend had developed a relationship with
Sinath. The assailants were arrested.
December 29: Chan Sokun, 40, was found hanging at a window in a toilet
of his house at 5 am in Psah Kandal 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim,
who was blinded in both eyes ten years ago, possibly hang himself as he has no hope
to take care his whole family.
December 30: Chea Sokea, 20, a garment worker, died in municipal hospital
after he was severely injured in an accident at 4:40 pm while riding a motorbike
on National Road 4 in Kan Toak village, Ang Snoul district, Kandal. Police said the
victim and two others were seriously injured by a taxi. The taxi driver escaped on
January 1: An unidentified disabled person was knifed to death in a quarrel
at noon in Doeum Chan village, Mean Chey district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
Police said the victim was stabbed once in his throat by two beggars, Sum Soeung,
24, and Kong Vanna, 22. The assailants told police that they didn't want to kill
him, but wanted to punish the victim for criticizing their parents as being the heads
of a beggars family.