Police Blotter: 09 April 2004

Police Blotter: 09 April 2004


MARCH 26: Sao Nhor, 45, was knifed and seriously injured during a morning

family fight in O'Pongrar village, Kampong Speu province. Police said the woman was

chopped several times on the head and shoulder by her nephew, Thuon Phally, 22, who

became angry after she refused to give him 5,000 riel. Phally escaped after the incident,

but he was later arrested.

MARCH 27: The body of Im Chintra, 18, a student at the Samdech Krom Preah

junior high school, was found in O'Ambil village, Banteay Meanchey province. Police

said Chintra, who worked as a motodop driver part-time, was murdered a week ago by

a passenger who stole his bike.

MARCH 27: The naked body of a 54-year-old man, Long Srun, was found at a rice

field in Mol village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said

Srun, a motodop driver, had been drugged with sleeping pills and he was later killed

by his passenger, who stole his motorbike.

MARCH 28: A motodop driver, Loch Saren, 34, was found dead near his bike at

around 10 pm in Veal Vong village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Saren was murdered

with a knife and his throat had been cut. Police suspect revenge attack was the motive

for the killing because Saren had recently argued with a neighbor during a drinking


MARCH 28: A policeman, Khim Khy, 40, escaped after committing a murder in

the early morning in Phaao Koeut village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Khy

was drunk and killed his wife, Chin Ra, 38. Ra was gunned down with an AK-47 during

a family argument over a jealousy.

MARCH 28: A motodop driver, Doeun Dina, 30, was killed instantly by lightning

during a storm at around 6 pm in Thlao village, Prey Veng province. Police said the

man was struck on the chest and the neck while driving home. Police said a cow at

the scene was also electrocuted.

MARCH 30: A 33-year-old woman, Thach Yin, committed suicide at around 5 pm

at a guest house in Boeng Salang commune, Phnom Penh. Her family told police that

Yin hanged herself with a krama after the result of a blood test at the Russian hospital

and said she had been attacked with HIV virus.

MARCH 31: A 32-year-old man, Chan Phea, was sent to the provincial hospital

and a day later taken to Calmette Hospital for surgery after being shot in Svay Tip

village, Kampong Cham province. Police said the man was shot in the urinary system

and severely wounded while he and his friend were returning home from a drink on

a motorbike.

MARCH 31: Heang Samith, 33, an activist with the Sam Rainsy Party, was found

dead in a hammock in the early morning in Trapaing Kamplinh village, Kampot province.

A neighbor told police Samith was axed six times by his wife, Un Nait, 42, whom he

had argued with the previous night. The woman was arrested and confessed to the police

that she killed her husband because he tortured her sometimes.

APRIL 1: Sim Chhurn, 41, was knifed to death during a family argument in the

early evening in Kraing Speu village, Kampong Speu province. Police said Chhurn was

stabbed in the groin by his wife, Chhim Huon, 42, who later committed suicide with

poison after she tried unsuccessfully to hang herself. The couple left a four-month-old


APRIL 1: Police arrested Mok Mai, 19, after he was accused of committing a

murder in Damnak Svay village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Mai killed Soeun

Samnang, 10, after coming to collect money from him. Mai had bought a cucumber from

the boy but did not pay for it. When the boy went to his house to collect payment,

he was killed.

APRIL 2: Chheang Narin, 30, a silver vendor, was shot and severely wounded

in an argument at around 10 am at Tuol Tompoung market in Phnom Penh. Police said

Narin was shot in a shoulder by an unknown man who is believed to be the bodyguard

for a Chinese woman. They escaped in a Camry car. They said the gunman was angry

because Narin sold fake silver to his boss.

APRIL 3: Police arrested Huon Vannara, 31, and later handed him to the provincial

police after he was accused of a rape the previous day in Banteay Chhmar village,

Siem Reap province. Police said the man raped his own daughter, 16, while she was

preparing to have a shower at a pond nearby the house. The girl told police she had

been raped three times since early February.

APRIL 3: Chhit An, 33, was shot dead at around 11 am on Kampuchea Krom Boulevard

in Psar Thmei 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said An, a fisherman from Sihanoukville,

was mentally unbalanced after cumulatively losing $20,000 in his business. They had

a complaint he was causing trouble, and while they were speaking to him, he grabbed

an AK-47 from a policeman and sprayed bullets at passersby, severely wounding two.

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

Pheap and Sam Rith