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Police Blotter: 12, Septemter 2003

Police Blotter: 12, Septemter 2003

AUGUST 29: Chan Chrep, 31, a cleaner at a couple's house, was found dead at

10 pm in a lake in Tuol Sangke village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said

she was raped, then murdered and her body dumped in the lake in the early evening.

The married couple, Sok Dane and Huot Srey, told police robbery was involved as five

damleung of their platinum and $1,750 were stolen.

AUGUST 29: Chan Thy, 41, was shot dead at 10:30 pm in front of his house in

Koh Krapoeu village, Kang Pisey district, Kampong Speu. His wife, Muy Kheang, told

police he was shot three times while stepping down from the house to check behind

a barking dog after an unknown man tried to get in. Police suspect revenge as the

victim had been accused of sorcery.

AUGUST 30: An 18-year-old singer laid a complaint with police that she was

raped the previous night in Chamkar Samrong village, Battambang province. The woman

said six men accompanied her and raped her as she went home from Kodot restaurant

where she works every night. She told police the rapists escaped, but some of them

were identified as neighbors.

AUGUST 30: A soldier and part-time motodop driver, Hong Saret, 45, was robbed

of his motorbike at 10:10 pm behind the Cambodian Mines Action Center in Boeng Kak

1 commune, Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh. Saret told police his two passengers struck

him on the head with the butt of a handgun and threatened to kill him with it, then

escaped on his motorbike.

AUGUST 31: Neak Ousaphea, 24, was shot dead in a night-time robbery while

he and his cousin Mom Thoeun were riding home on a motorbike after eating corn in

Psar Kandal, 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Thoeun, 24, who was shot in the leg, told police

two robbers blocked their path and one of them shot Ousaphea in the head with a K-54

handgun. The robbers fled empty-handed when police arrived.

AUGUST 31: Noeu Sothea, 29, a motodop driver, was robbed in the early morning

while riding on 261 Street in Teuk Laak 2 precinct, Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh.

The man told police his two passengers ordered him to stop, knocked him down on the

head with the butt of a K-59 handgun, then escaped on his motorbike.

SEPTEMBER 1: A motodop driver took his passenger, a 32-year-old woman, Sien

Hour, to Calmette Hospital after her head was severely injured in a robbery at 9:30

am while driving on Monivong Boulevard in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. The motodop

driver told police the woman fell off the bike after two people on another motorbike

attempted to seize her bag.

SEPTEMBER 1: Ouch Maliyan, 23, died at the Emergency hospital after she was

shot at 5:30 pm in Wat Leap village, Battambang province. Police said she was shot

four times with a P-38 handgun by her ex-boyfriend, Tim Tenglong, 25. He was then

arrested while attempting to shoot himself. Tenglong was angry because Maliyan refused

to come back to him after she left him for another man.

SEPTEMBER 2: Van Polika, 21, was sent to a hospital after being shot around

9 pm while he and five friends were drinking beer at Serey Routhanak restaurant in

Psar Depot 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. The restaurant owner told police Polika was shot

once with a K-59 handgun after breaking a glass to make trouble with six other people

who were drunk. The gunmen escaped.

SEPTEMBER 2: Police arrested Sim Kimsry, 31, a woman medical doctor at Preah

Ketomealea hospital, after she was accused of killing a man by injection in Spean

Khpous village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Soeng Theary, 36, told police the

woman killed her husband, Mao Sophal, 38, a motodop driver. However, the arrested

doctor protested that Sophal died from illness, and had coughed up blood before receiving

the injection.

SEPTEMBER 3: Police arrested an American national, Gary Jackson, 56, after

he was accused of having sex with three boys, aged 8, 10 and 13, in Stung Meanchey

commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Jackson was also charged with sending a photograph

of three naked boys to his friend.

SEPTEMBER 3: Mao Tharch, 45, and her cousin, Yon Vorn, 37, were arrested after

being accused of committing a murder a year ago in Prek Rokar village, Kandal Stung

district, Kandal. Police said the woman killed her husband, Oun Tha, 45, during a

family argument. Tha was alleged to have been struck on the back of the head with

a steel bar by Vorn and then Tharch allegedly broke her husband's testicles to end

his life.

SEPTEMBER 4: Yeap Samoun, 29, a clerk at Kandal provincial court, was found

hanged in a locked toilet at his house in Takhmau village, Kandal province. Thun

Kosal, Samoun's father and an investigation judge, told police his son hanged himself,

but would not comment further.

SEPTEMBER 4: A gold vendor, Mao Saroeun, 50, was robbed at 1:50 pm in Toul

Tumpoung precinct, Phnom Penh. Saroeun told police four gunmen aimed at him and broke

his jewelry case then seized more than 20 damleung. Police arrested two suspects,

Dul Liden, 39, and Khem Rin, 27, as they fled to Stung Meanchey. Police confiscated

a handgun.

SEPTEMBER 4: Sam Kosal, 22, was shot dead by police at 4 pm while visiting

his girlfriend's house in Trapaing Trah village, Kampong Siem district, Kampong Cham.

Chum Ra, a brother of the girlfriend, said Kosal was handcuffed and shot twice in

the chest and the thigh after trying to resist the police, who had accused him of

a robbery.

SEPTEMBER 5: Khim Sakhan, also called Yeak Thom, died instantly after a hand

grenade exploded at 10:30 pm in Psar Thmei 3 precinct, Phnom Penh. A witness told

police the man tried to extort $10 from a brothel owner by threatening with a grenade,

and accidentally blew himself up. Ron Phisen, 18, was also injured while he was there.

Police found a K-59 handgun and 11 pills of Yaba.

SEPTEMBER 5: Police sent Meng Somnang, 24, to Calmette Hospital after he was

shot at 7:45 pm while parking his motorbike in front of the Chaktomuk Theatre in

Phnom Penh. A witness told police two robbers shot the man in the chest with a K-59

handgun, then escaped on his new motorbike.

SEPTEMBER 6: Sok Kamao, 31, committed suicide at 5:40 am in Srah Chak commune,

Phnom Penh. Police said Kamao shot himself with an AK-47 and left a message saying:

"I would like to apologise to the boss as I had created personal problem for

the company. After I die, please take my body for cremation. Don't take my body to

my home as my family is poor."

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun

Pheap

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