Police Blotter: 13 Mar 2013

Police Blotter: 13 Mar 2013

Heated argument has a fiery finish
Enraged with his sister-in-law, a drunken man who had just consumed a litre of wine burned down her house in Battambang’s Sampov Loun district on Sunday. Police said the man went on his booze binge while his female relative was away, and when she returned home she didn’t pay much heed to his drunken ramblings. Hoping to get her attention, the suspect used a cigarette lighter to set her house on fire, and before others could help, it had burned to the ground. Police sent the man to court.  Nokorwat

Meagre livelihood earns lively response from wife
The wife and sister-in-law of a 54-year-old moto-taxi driver in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district sent a very literal mess-age to him on Monday night: “Make more money.  Chop, chop.” Police said the women became angry when the motodop told them he had not earned any money that day, and they set on him, seriously injuring him. Police are questioning the two women, who say the man lashed out first. Kampuchea Thmey

Man beats wife to death for walking too slowly
A Kamong Chnnang man is accused of murdering his wife for simply being unable to keep up with him on a stroll. Police in the province’s Rolea Ba’ier district say the suspect and his 46-year-old wife were on a long walk home on Monday after attending a ceremony at a neighbour’s home when he became enraged at her slow pace — so enraged that he picked up a stick and beat her to death with it. The man was arrested shortly there-after and is awaiting justice from the court.  Koh Santepheap

‘Wedding’ heist victim left wishing for pre-nup
A woman invited to supposedly see two people tie the knot instead found herself tied up and held for ransom along with her son in Banteay Meanchey province on
Monday. Police said that when the woman and her son arrived at the “wedding party”, the pair who had invited her tied them up and beat them, asking the woman to hand over all her money. Worried they would kill her son, she gave the suspects more than $30,000, then managed to escape with her son. Police are searching for the suspects, and the victims are in hospital. Kampuchea Thmey
 
Woman killed in bus hit-and-run
A 57-year-old woman in Ratanakkiri province’s Kon Mom district was killed instantly by a bus in a hit-and-run on Sunday. Traffic police said the driver abandoned the bus about a kilometre from the scene of the accident, leaving the passengers stranded. Police are searching for the driver.   Koh Santepheap

Translated by Mom Kunthear

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