Police Blotter: 08 Februay 1995

Police Blotter: 08 Februay 1995

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Feb 6: Forestry Department agents stop nine trucks illegally carrying

a total of some 80 cubic meters of good quality logs belonging to the Angkor

Industrial Crops Development company in Kompong Speu.

 

Feb 9: Thang Sokun, 29, is shot and killed by an offender who robs his

c100 Honda motorcycle in Sras village, Preah Neth Preah commune, at 3 pm.

Feb 11: A man is killed when two pleasure speed boats collide with

each other at Takhmao town about 10km south of Phnom Penh. Police say one person

died and another injured in the boat accident during the Chinese New Year early

this month.

Feb 12: Moto-taxi driver Soy Soum, 42, is shot and killed by two armed

offenders who rob his Sanyang motorcycle near the TV antenna at the Toul Kok red

light district in Phnom Penh at 12:20 pm. The criminals escape when surrounded

by people. Soum was returning from the area after dropping two bar girl

passengers.

Feb 12: Eight people, including the Klang Hay commune head and two

government soldiers, are killed and 22 others, seven of whom are soldiers,

wounded after a four hour fight, with 300 Khmer Rouge guerrillas in Klang Hay

commune, Battambang. Five guerrillas are killed and 15 others injured.

Feb 14: Cow tenders find the body of a lady with no head in a bush

about 700 meters from Kompong Chhnang. The body is identified as coconut seller

Srey Leak, 25, of Trapeong Bei village. Police say she was shot and killed on

Feb 4 before she was beheaded by the criminals. Members of the bereaved family

say one of four offenders arrested by police on Feb 12 is Chheng Phat, who was

engaged with Srey Leak, but the marriage was canceled in Dec 1994 by Srey Leak's

family following the man's repeated refusal of marriage on the wedding day.

After the engagement, the girl family bought Phat a Honda Cub motorcycle but he

was not happy and demanded a c100 motorcycle. The family says Srey Leak

disappeared from home on Feb 4 and was not found till Feb 12. About two damlungs

of gold [US$ 900] and her motorcycle were robbed. Phat and one of his

collaborators work as policemen in Kompong Chhnang.

Feb 14: Moto driver Seng Hort, 34, is poisoned by four people who rob

his moto. Hort was given toad wine and asked to join the gang visiting brothels.

He spent a disoriented night on a bench.

Feb 16: Khan Mean Chey police arrest Vietnamese national Trang Yang

Tev, 24, who is trying to sell a kidnapped four year old girl to villagers in

Chrang Nak village, Phnom Penh. Tev confesses that he had kidnapped the girl

from Prek Tanou village, Chak Angre commune in the same district and sold her

for two chis of gold [US $90]. He clamed that she was his own daughter and that

he decided to sell her after divorcing his wife.

- Summarized from Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh

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