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Police Blotter: 14 June 1996

Police Blotter: 14 June 1996



May 25: The body of Arif Hussan, a Pakistani national, was found floating

in the Tonle Sap river in Khan Don Penh, Phnom Penh at 5 am. Police said he had suffered

a broken neck and gashes to the left arm and a finger on his right hand.


May 25: Kong Vat, a policeman in Foreigners Department, was badly injured

after two robbers shot him twice in the abdomen. He fired at the robbers five times

before they stole his motorbike. The incident took place in Khan Cham Kar Mon district.

May 26: Robber Krouch Long was arrested in Khan Don Penh while he and two

friends tried to rob Meach Mik. Mik was threatened and pistol whipped during the

incident. Both of Long's friends escaped.

May 27: Meung Meo,19, was shot and wounded by a teenager after he stared

at his face during a wedding dance in a village not far from Phnom Penh. The assailant


May 28: Chay Meng, 36, hanged himshelf at midnight after he had a big quarrel

with his father.

June 1: Lonh Pisei, the leader of teenage gang and four of his followers,

Sith, Chin, Ra, and Thear were arrested by Phnom Penh police after they stole $360.

Police said the boys, who were no longer reconized by their parents, threatened students

in Phnom Penh schools before robbing them.

June1: Chet Yearn, 5, of Choch village, Prey Veng province, was badly burnt

when he fell into a pot of noodles being prepared by his mother.

June 1: Sok Saray, 26, who residents report often undressed herself along

city roads, and her husband, Sok Vorng, 27, were arrested in Beung Pralith district

while trying to steal a motorbike from a man. Saray confessed the poison she was

carrying when arrested was to rub into the face of the moto-taxi driver.

June 2: Kou Yuthnear, 21, was shot and injured in the head in Chhuk Tep

Nightclub, Phnom Penh, by a Tuol Kork soldier, Ruos Kunthear. Some said Kunthear

was very angry after Yuthnear stepped on his foot during a dance.

June 4: Three construction workers near Teuk Thlar market, fell from the

second floor along with the cement container they were pushing up. They were seriously


June 5: An unknown moto driver was knocked on the head and killed immediately

by a truck as he was taking a customer home on the corner near the Ambassador hotel.

His customer broke his shoulder and was taken to Kosamak hospital. Police caught

the driver and kept the truck.

June 6: Six houses in Tuol Kork were burned by unknown person. The owner

of one destroyed brothel, Ty Vuth Se, disappeared after the event.

June 6: Two dog thieves, Ruos Thear, 22, and Bun Thearn, 25, were arrested

by police in Tuol Kork. They confessed to catching 30 dogs, selling them for 1,000

riel per kilo to restaurants.

June 7: Tha On, 32, was shot and killed by three unidentified men while

she was watching TV in her house, in Tra Paing village, Kandal province. Police said

it may have been a revenge crime.

June 10: Nov Sokha, 40, was shot twice in the stomach, but survived, after

three robbers broke into her house and stole $700.

June 10: Lam Chay, 34, was shot and wounded in the stomach, leg, and arm

while driving his car on a street near Olympic Stadium. Lam Chay said four robbers

with two motorbikes and two hand guns followed and shot him.


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