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Police Blotter: 09 March 2009

Police Blotter: 09 March 2009



An adulterous wife was finally caught out by her husband when he found her with another man and filed a complaint to the police. Police have detained the cheating wife and her lover, having caught them in the act at a guesthouse in Svay Reing district, Svay Reing province. The husband, Lay Kong, 38, a motorbike mechanic, told police he had been happily married to his wife Loeung Dip, 34, for 12 years. The couple have three children. He said in recent months he became suspicious as she began wearing nice dresses and makeup, and he heard rumors from neighbors that she was having an affair. He said he would divorce her and press charges under the Kingdom's adultery law, under which extramarital sex is illegal.


A farmer has been sent to court in connection with a domestic violence incident in Svay Rieng province, the province's minor criminal police chief Pok Penh said. On Wednesday, the man returned home from a wedding drunk and began beating his 12-year-old son for not putting a light out for their buffaloes. When his wife, Kuch Sokea, 27, intervened to help her son, her husband hit her with a long stick until she was unconscious and had to be taken to the local health clinic.


A man was sent to Banteay Meanchy provincial court along with a knife and a long stick as evidence pending further investigation on Thursday after beating his wife until she was severely wounded, according to provincial police chief Hun Hean. According to police, 21-year-old Suong Chantrea on Wednesday kicked his 19-year-old, three-month-pregnant wife Loeuk Sros and threatened to cut out the baby from her womb with a knife as evidence of its death. The man told police that he beat his wife when he was angry that she didn't cook rice well.


Choeung Khoeut, 45, was sent to Battambang provincial court on Saturday for further investigation after brutally killing his wife, Brom Saven, 44, while severely drunk, according to Kim Piseth, the province's Ratanak Mondol district's deputy police chief. He said the man was angry with his wife, who was angry with him for coming home late, and then began beating her with a stick, causing her to have heart failure. The man has been sent to prison pending trial, police said.  


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