WOMAN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE, INFANTICIDE
A woman carrying her 7-month-old daughter attempted suicide by jumping
off the Chroy Changvar bridge in Prey Veng province on Monday. The
20-year-old woman told police that she was a victim of domestic
violence and that her husband did not give her enough money for her
MAN HELD IN GANG-RELATED KILLING
Police have arrested and charged a man involved in a dispute between
two rival gangs. He is suspected of fatally stabbing Morn Kea, 24, on
Saturday. Two groups from different villages were dancing in the same
pagoda when the fight erupted in Boribo district, Kampong Chhnang
10-man gang held on theft charges
On Saturday the Phnom Penh police arrested 10 men on suspicion of
multiple robberies and drugs charges. Police said that three of the
suspects have confessed to stealing eight motorbikes, three
televisions, rice and US$700 in Tuol Kork district. No official charges
have been filed.
MAN CONFESSES TO GIRL’S RAPE
Ret Run, 22, has confessed to raping a 13-year-old girl in Mong Russei
district, Battambang province, on Friday. The man admitted to raping
the girl three times while she went into the field to look after cows.
He told police that the father knew of the incidents and said that he
had paid the girl 5,000 riels (US$1.25). Police have charged the man
under Article 42 of the Anti-human Trafficking Law.
BLIND MAN HELD ON MURDER CHARGE
A blind man wanted on murder charges was arrested on Friday in Somrong
Torng district, Kampong Speu province. Hun Nop, 21, was one of a group
of eight suspects wanted by Kampong Speu police for a December 2008
AUSTRALIAN TOURIST DIES ON MOTORBIKE
Chok Soeung, a Khmer expatriate who lived in Australia, was killed in a
road accident on Friday while visiting Cambodia. The man’s motorbike
was struck from behind by a Hyundai while travelling on National Road 5
in Pursat province.