Spurned husband gets back in archery attack
A 40-year-old man has confessed to police that he shot and killed his ex-wife with a bow and arrow in Siem Reap because he was angry she had remarried. Police said the man had fled to Thailand after the incident in September and was arrested in Banteay Meanchey province on Tuesday before being sent back to Siem Reap.
Confession made over rape of disabled woman
A 22-year-old man has confessed to raping a 19-year-old disabled woman in Kratie province. Police said the man, who was arrested on November 26, was sent to court on Thursday last week after admitting to police that he had raped the woman on November 22. The victim’s father filed a complaint to police after catching the man in the act the following day when he returned to the woman’s house and attempted to rape her a second time.
Student injured by mystery chopper
A 17-year-old student has been sent to the provincial hospital after receiving severe injuries in a mysterious overnight attack in Kampong Chhnang province on Wednesday. Police said two knives and a cleaver covered in blood were found at the scene of the crime, and noted that the boy had been asleep when he was attacked. Police questioned two students who had been staying in the same house as the victim and were suspected of involvement in the attack, but officials said they did not know what the motive could have been.
Man hangs himself in Tuol Kork guesthouse
A 20-year-old man hung himself with a scarf in a guesthouse in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Wednesday because he could not afford medical treatment for injuries sustained in a series of traffic accidents, police said. According to a relative of the deceased, the man had recently been involved in a total of five traffic accidents while under the influence of drugs, and had been unable to afford medical treatment for his injuries because he was unemployed. She said the man had spent the evening before his suicide drinking beer and singing karaoke with friends.
Boy, 7, dies after being hit by van in Prey Veng
A 7-year-old boy was killed by a speeding van in Prey Veng province’s Kampong Trabek district on Tuesday. Police said the boy, who was playing on the street at around 9:30 pm when the van hit him, was rushed to the provincial hospital but died shortly after arrival. The van has been confiscated pending further investigation, police said.