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Police Blotter: 14 Aug 2009

Police Blotter: 14 Aug 2009

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SIX ARRESTED IN TEACHER'S KILLING
Tuol Sangke commune police arrested six people on Tuesday who are suspected of killing and robbing 29-year-old teacher An Chan Tola, who worked at Russey Keo High School, of a motorbike, a cell phone and a diamond ring. The victim's body was then thrown into a lake in Ponhea Leu district in Kandal province. The high school teacher was tricked by his girlfriend, Seng Nana, who asked him to come to her house for dinner and then colluded with the other five perpetrators to strangle him, police said.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

STUDENT JAILED FOR BRICK KILLING
Twenty-year-old Sar Sochet was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday and was ordered to pay 20 million riels [US$4,859] in compensation for accidentally killing 19-year-old student Duok Vichay in Kandal province's Sa'ang district. The perpetrator drunkenly attempted to hurl a brick at a stray dog, but missed and hit the victim in the head.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

SERIAL BIKE THIEF GETS 11 YEARS
Thirty-five-year-old Y Pock was sentenced to 11 years in prison and was fined 5.7 million riels on Tuesday for stealing motorbikes. The thief would steal the bikes by telling their owners he was just borrowing them to go buy snacks and beer. But one victim suspected him and reported him to the police. Udong district police received five separate complaints about the perpetrator.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

LOVERS' QUARREL LEADS TO SUICIDE
An 18-year-old woman died at hospital on Monday one hour after she drank poison to kill herself. The event happened in Bati district, Takeo province, after the victim had been married for just one month. Her 19-year-old husband said he and his wife had argued after she asked him to borrow 50,000 riels. He refused because he was using all his savings - 120,000 riels - to cultivate his rice field.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

POLICEMAN, DRIVER SHOT IN ROBBERY
Two men attempted to steal a motorbike on Wednesday in Phnom Penh's Thmey commune, Sen Sok district. As the victim, 21-year-old Sin Panha, shouted for help, police came to his aid and exchanged gunfire with the perpetrators. Pov Nath, a tuk-tuk driver, and Prum Saroeun, a policeman, were wounded in the crossfire. The two robbers managed to escape safely with the motorbike in hand, police said.
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