Police Blotter: 07-02-2011

Police Blotter: 07-02-2011

Umbrage over dance leads to cleaver attack
An 18-year-old man was arrested on Thursday after he attacked a 19-year-old man with a meat cleaver in Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Chhnang town. The victim was drinking alcohol with the attacker and his younger brother, when he attempted to force the younger brother to dance with him, but he fled the scene causing a chase to ensue. The suspect then grabbed a meat cleaver and hacked the victim two times in the hand and back. The victim was sent to the provincial hospital while the suspect was apprehended and taken to provincial court. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Worker at equestrain centre electrocuted
A worker at a horse-riding club was killed on Thursday in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district after he used a machine to pump water from a pond to water plants in a nearby park and accidentally electrocuted himself while standing in the water. Other workers at the scene could not help him due to fear of electrocution. Police said the incident was due to negligence, as the worker had previously asked his boss to buy another water pump because the one he was using was too old. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Disabled man takes his own life in Takeo
Police in Donkeo town in Takeo province said that a 23-year-old disabled man committed suicide on Friday morning by intentionally overdosing on pills. The man was previously involved in a traffic accident that left him disabled in one of his legs and after years of medical treatment he committed suicide out of desperation. Police confirmed that no foul play was involved. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Police detain suspect in robbery of gold
A 23-year-old man was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Friday after being accused of breaking into a home and stealing money and more than a damlung of gold worth about US$1,600. The victim,  a 31-year-old food vendor, rushed home after being informed of the robbery. She and other neighbours followed the suspect and notified police, but some of her property was lost. Police were preparing to send the suspect to Phnom Penh Municipal Court. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Woman struck by moto dies from injuries
Prey Veng provincial traffic police said a 75-year-old woman died in hospital on Thursday after a traffic accident in Kamchay Mear district in Prey Veng province. The woman was on her way home after visiting her grandchildren when a motorbike ran into her from behind outside of her home. She was sent for treatment to a Kampong Cham hospital but later died from her injuries. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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