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Police blotter: 10 Aug 2009

Police blotter: 10 Aug 2009

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Yoeun Nhork, 49, was slashed15 times with a machete and died instantly on the scene while he was cutting grass on his farm in Tuol Tnaot village, in Kandal province's Koki commune on Thursday. The suspect, who was said to be mentally ill, told the police that the victim was a witch. However, he was still arrested by the police.

A big brothel located at Chong Kaosou bus stop in Siem Reap town was raided by provincial police on Wednesday afternoon. Four family members, 55-year-old Mao Vath, her 63-year-old husband Te Sam An, her daughter Te Srey Mom and 31-year-old brothel manager Smean Meith, were arrested, and 11 prostitutes were taken to the provincial department of social affairs to be educated and trained with skills.

A 50-year-old Thai man, Sumsak Phimphou Sakham, was stabbed dead by his drug-addicted Cambodian wife, Chea Mom, 38, while he was sleeping. The incident happened on Wednesday evening in Kbal Spean village, in Banteay Meanchey province's Poipet commune. According to witnesses, the suspect, who was then arrested by the police, was under the influence of drugs and could not control herself.

Phin Vath, 38, living in Trapaing Russei village in Prey Veng province, was attacked with a knife and a wooden stick and fainted instantly. He was attacked by a couple in Preah Sdach district's Kbampuk village on Tuesday for claiming that the ladder of their house was broken and very dangerous. The victim was taken to Svay Rieng hospital, and the couple, who said they were angry with the victim for looking down on their poor family, was taken to the police station.

Six monks were arrested on Wednesday by Battambang after they removed their robes and went on a drinking spree, during which they attacked two people with sticks and knives in Wat Rokar village, Our Mal commune.


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