MAN ACCUSED OF KNIFING BROTHER
A 46-year-old man in Kampong Cham province’s Prek Romdenh commune who is suspected of killing his brother on Monday is on the run, police said. The suspect was drinking wine with his 41-year-old brother when an argument erupted. The suspect used a knife to stab his brother twice in the head and twice in the shoulder, police said. The victim died immediately from his injuries.
POOR FATHER JAILED FOR STEALING MILK
A man in Phnom Penh who stole milk for his child was sentenced to eight months in prison on Tuesday. Earlier this year, Chab Phearom, 24, stole a can of milk from a shop. The suspect told Phnom Penh Municipal Court that he resorted to stealing because he lacked the money to feed his hungry child. After pleading to the court for a lighter sentence, the court gave him an eight-month sentence instead of the 18 months mandated under the law.
NEPHEW ALLEGEDLY KNIFES UNCLE IN ROW
A teenager in Kampong Cham province’s Memot district who attacked his 36-year-old uncle with a knife on Sunday is on the run, police said. The victim sustained knife injuries inflicted by his 18-year-old nephew when the pair were having a verbal dispute. The victim sustained injuries to his ear and three of his fingers.
POLICE INTERRUPT WOMAN’S SUICIDE BID
A 28-year-old woman who jumped off the Japanese-Cambodian Friendship Bridge in Phnom Penh on Tuesday was rescued from the water by police. Ton Makara told police she attempted suicide because her elder sister criticised her every day. Police released the women after telling her not to do it again.
ARGUMENT ROCKS GANGSTERS’ PARADISE
Four gangsters who engaged in a dispute in Siem Reap were arrested on Monday night. Police said that the four gangsters were drunk when an argument erupted between them. People who were living in the area contacted police as the argument escalated. Arrested and detained overnight, the men were released the following morning after they thumbprinted an agreement that they would not engage in such rowdiness again.
PHONE THIEF NABBED BY CITY BYSTANDERS
One of three men involved in stealing a mobile phone in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district was arrested on Sunday. According to police, the victim was talking to his friend on his phone when the three suspects took it and ran. Responding to his shouts, bystanders were able to apprehend one of the men.