Student, 20, dead after ‘gangster’ street fight
A 20-year-old student died in hospital after a fight between two gangs in the streets of Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Monday. Police said the victim died from multiple head wounds probably caused by rocks thrown by the rival gang. The victim’s mother filed a complaint to police, but officials said the offenders would not be prosecuted because the deceased was a “gangster” himself. Police said they were searching for the suspects “to give them an education”.
Disgruntled husband burns own house down
A 42-year-old man burned his own house down in Kampong Chhnang province’s Boribor district on Monday. Police said the man was angry because his wife had found a job in Thailand and left him to look after their 3-year-old daughter alone. A neighbour said the man had set fire to his house after filing a complaint to the commune chief about his wife. The neighbour said the man “looked crazy” and noted that it was “not reasonable” to burn your own house down. Authorities extinguished the blaze and no other buildings were affected.
Man injured in other couple’s domestic fight
A 24-year-old man was seriously injured after he attempted to break up a fight between a husband and wife in Siem Reap province’s Siem Reap district on Saturday. Police said the victim, a neighbour of the couple, had attempted to intervene after overhearing a dispute and that the husband, who had not appreciated the interruption, stabbed him in the arm. The victim said the man and his wife were often violent toward each other. The victim was sent to hospital.
Beggar found dead, supposedly from drink
A 50-year-old man was found dead in his hammock in Ratanakkiri province’s Banlung district on Monday. Police said the man, who was often seen begging for money in the local market, appeared to have drunk himself to death. It was unclear exactly when the man had died but police said the case was reported to them after neighbours investigated and discovered he was dead when they “wondered why the man slept in his hammock for a long time”.
Police hunt suspected murderer, 21, in Pursat
Police in Pursat province’s Krakor district said they were searching for a 21-year-old woman accused of killing her employer on Tuesday. Police said the suspect had been working as a domestic maid for the victim for more than two months when she allegedly attacked and killed him with a big rock before escaping with an unknown amount of cash.