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Police Blotter: 13 Jan 2009

Police Blotter: 13 Jan 2009

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The body of Hun Samnang, 41, was found near "Jumping Monkey Bridge" in Pursat province on Thursday. His head was severely broken and the police inferred that many unknown people had attacked him. According to his wife, the victim had drunk with his friends away from home. The villagers suspected that timber smugglers hated him, as he usually informed the authorities whenever he witnessed their actions.


While they were sitting around a fire of collected garbage to heat their bodies, in Battambang province's Svay Chuor village, an explosion came out of the fire and Che Ok, 65, was wounded on the left eye and Noeum Khun, 45, was wounded in the head and waist. The police said that the explosion was caused by part of a rocket, which had been left over from the war and was buried in the ground under the fire.


Mork Vanna, a 25-year-old worker, fell off a 20-metre-high structure at the Kamchay hydro-electricity construction site and was seriously injured in the head after he misstepped while he was welding. A Chinese construction manager quickly took him to the provincial hospital, but the doctors sent him to Phnom Penh, as he was in very serious condition.    


A pickup driven by a seriously drunken man crashed into the fence of a military policeman's house. The accident, which happened at 10:30pm on Saturday in Prateah Lang village and commune, Dangkor district, Phnom Penh, injured both the driver, Khim Bunthoeun, 29, and passenger Dina, 23. Police say Khim Bunthoeun had borrowed the pickup from his friend to take his mother home.


Kampot provincial police on Friday arrested a man who broke into a house, kidnapped a six-year-old girl who was sleeping with her mother and raped her outside of the house. While her husband was out fishing, the girl's mother stayed at home with her five children, and she woke up at midnight to find her daughter was lost. After a short search, she found her daughter outside with blood covering her naked body. The so-called "sex devil", Kao Hak, 28, had left a pair of shoes at the place he broke into the house, which led to his arrest.


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