COPS FOIL ATTEMPT TO ROB MOTODOP
A teenage motorbike taxi driver was struck in the head twice with stones in a botched robbery attempt, police in Battambang province said. The robbery happened Wednesday, when a customer asked the 16-year-old driver to take him to the Thai border. When driver and customer arrived at their destination, however, the suspect picked up two stones and hit the driver in the head with them. The robbery was ultimately unsuccessful, however. Police arrested the man almost immediately after the driver called for help.
MAN BATTERED WHILE RELIEVING HIMSELF
A man in Kampong Chhnang province has died after he was beaten with a stick while going to the toilet. Police said the man was killed Wednesday after he was having a dance with a friend close to his village. The man took a break from the dance floor when nature called. Much to his surprise, he was beaten repeatedly with a stick and died. Local police described the incident as a “normal confrontation” between competing groups of gangsters.
PLAYGROUND FIGHT LEADS TO STABBING
A high school student in Kampong Chhnang province was sent to hospital last Thursday after a group of “gangsters” walked into his classroom and stabbed him in the head with a knife, police said. The assault reportedly stemmed from a playground argument between the 14-year-old victim and his alleged attackers, said police, who believe members of the group had been playing football together immediately before the violent incident. The victim was sent to hospital, and police have sent the case to court.
MAN ACCUSED OF CHEATING PARTNER
A businessman in Phnom Penh has been arrested after his business partner claimed that he was owed US$1,000. Police said the suspect failed to appear on his own after Phnom Penh Municipal Court first issued a summons. Police then went ahead and arrested the man Wednesday when the court issued another summons.
MAN SENTENCED IN BREASTFEED ASSAULT
A man from Kampong Chhnang province has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after a court found him guilty of attempting to rape a woman while she was breastfeeding her child. The man was arrested in December, almost two years after the incident was reported to police.