Couple kill themselves after denied marriage
A COUPLE in Kampong Chhnang’s Teuk Phos district committed suicide by swallowing poison together on Friday. Police said that no foul play was committed, and they were found next to an empty package of poison. The young man’s parents said that he loved the girl for many years and wanted to marry her even though they were only 20 years old. They asked for permission to marry from the girl’s parents on numerous occasions but were refused. They were reported missing on Friday by their parents, after which police found their bodies.
Man hangs himself amid drug addiction
A 20-YEAR-OLD Vietnamese man hanged himself in Sihanoukville on Friday. Police said he and his family sold souvenirs along the beach, and on the day of the incident his father and brother went to work but the victim stayed at home. When his father returned, he found his son dead in their rental house. He added that his son was addicted to drugs but he didn’t know what to do. The deceased son had asked his father for money and his father had refused. The father he believes this is the reason why his son hanged himself.
Drunk attacks woman in Banteay Meanchey
A 26-YEAR-OLD man was arrested after he attacked a woman in Banteay Meanchey’s Sisophon district on Friday. Police said that the suspect was intoxicated and he entered the victim’s house and assaulted her while she prepared food for her children. She filed a complaint to the village chief who then informed the police. He has since been sent to court.
Police detain suspect in attempted rape
A 26-YEAR-OLD man was arrested after he was accused of attempting to rape a female victim in Banteay Meanchey’s Svay Chek district. The victim said that on the day of the incident, her husband went to a party in the village and while she was waiting for her husband, the suspect entered her house and attempted to rape her, but she shouted for help. The suspected man attacked her and fled her home. The man was arrested after she filed a complaint with the local police.