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Police Blotter: 11 Jun 2010

Police Blotter: 11 Jun 2010


She just wanted to have a cow, but instead, a Battambang woman lost US$1,000 after she was robbed during a bovine-buying trip. The robbery occurred on Monday, when the woman went to a local village to purchase a cow for her farm. Three assailants came up to her and started fighting with her, and they eventually made away with her cash, police said. Police eventually managed to catch two of the suspects. The victim was sent to hospital to receive treatment for her injuries.

A 28-year-old motorist died after he was hit by lightning while driving during a furious storm on Tuesday, police in Banteay Meanchey province said. Police said the man drove his motorbike in the pouring rain as lightning crackled in the sky above him. He was struck and tumbled from his motorbike. A passing resident took the man to hospital, but it is believed that he died immediately. The man’s wife said her husband was usually extremely cautious during storms, refusing to even leave the house when it rained. But on this day, she said, he left the house to look after the family field. The woman said it would be difficult for her and her two children to live without the family patriarch.

A family brawl has ended in the death of a 38-year-old man who was stabbed by his brother-in-law, police said. The incident occurred in Kratie province on Tuesday. The victim’s mother said her large extended family all lived together in the same house. On this occasion, her son returned home drunk and in a foul mood. He proceeded to curse loudly and pick fights with every single member of the family. The man’s brother-in-law was angered by this terrible behaviour, the mother said, so he took a knife and stabbed the victim. The man allegedly threw the knife into a small lake, but he was soon caught by police.

An 18-year-old man is dead after he tumbled from the third floor of the house he shared with his aunt in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district Tuesday. Police and the aunt are both blaming the death on the man’s own carelessness. The aunt said she had ordered her orphan nephew to plaster an ageing wall. But he was careless, she said, and fell and died immediately. Police examined the body and agreed with the aunt’s findings.


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