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Police Blotter: 12 Mar 2009

Police Blotter: 12 Mar 2009

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PALM SUGAR MAKER HANGS SELF

Lorn Vath, 36, a palm sugar maker from Ou Beng village, Me Sar Chrey commune, Stung Treng district, Kampong Cham province, hanged himself on Friday, leaving a wife and six children to face severe poverty. His 31-year-old wife, Hay Ros, said her family has never had any conflicts, but that they faced hardships because the family is very poor. Why Lorn Vath committed suicide was not clearly known, but one of his daughters said he had an outstanding debt of US$600 that he had been paying back for about a year.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

DRUNKEN ARGUMENT ENDS IN KNIFE PLAY

Yorm Sopheak, 21, was arrested on Saturday by police in Ek Phnom district, Battambang province, for allegedly cutting Chun Phalla, 31, in the head with a knife. The attack occurred in Kwet village, Prek Kporv commune in Battambang province when the two men started shouting at each other while drinking heavily. The victim was taken to hospital by his family and neighbours.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

SAMURAI GANGSTERS ATTACK TEEN

Phan Mabb, 16, from Prey Veng, was attacked and severely wounded on Monday by a group of gangsters wielding samurai swords. The attack occurred on Street 93 in Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh. The victim, who said he had only been in the capital for a week and had no conflicts with anyone, was taken to Calmette Hospital. No arrests have yet been made.
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TWO KILLED IN TRAFFIC MISHAP

Two teens died and a third was severely injured in a motorbike accident on Tuesday on National Road 2 in Thnol Baek village, Takeo province. Hem Poy, 15, and Bun Hal, 15, were killed when their motorbike collided with a truck parked along the side of the road. Chork Morn, 15, broke his leg in the accident and was taken by police to an area hospital.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MAN ATTACKED FOR NOT PLAYING MUSIC

Police in Teuk Thla commune, Sen Sok district, Phnom Penh, arrested three men on Sunday after they attacked a homeowner who had refused to continue playing music for them. Pin Sopheara, 22, Rin Dyna, 21, and Pov Sopharath, 22, were accused of hurling stones at Sarin Vannak, 21, who was only slightly injured in the attack.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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