Husband shot after slapping his spouse
A man was hospitalised after being shot by an unknown assailant after allegedly slapping his own wife in public on Sunday in the capital’s Russei Keo district. Eyewitnesses said that the victim, 27, had been arguing with his wife, accusing her of not returning home the night before. After slapping her, he became entangled in a brawl with an angry onlooker, who subsequently shot him. The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.
Noodle dispute boils over, vendor stabbed
A NOODLE vendor was stabbed by another vendor after competing for a customer in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Sunday. Police said that the two men had often argued in the past, but their disputes were usually quelled by neighbours. However, on Sunday the suspect, 31, stabbed the victim, 28, in the right thigh with a large knife. The victim was rushed to a hospital and police captured the suspect, who has been detained while he awaits trial.
Pregnant woman says brother kicked her
A PREGNANT woman filed a complaint with police alleging her brother physically assaulted her on Sunday in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district. Witnesses said the victim, who is three months pregnant, attempted to intervene in an argument between her brother and her father. Her brother, who was reportedly drunk, punched her and kicked her twice in the stomach. The suspect was sent to jail to await trial, while the victim remains hospitalised.
Camry stolen while owner was at a party
A TOYOTA Camry was stolen from a woman on Sunday night in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. The victim told police that her vehicle was stolen while she was attending a friend’s party on Diamond Island. Police said they have no leads but are still investigating the case.
Four arrested on drug trafficking charges
FOUR men accused of drug use and trafficking were arrested by police on Sunday in the capital’s Sen Sok district. Police said they had received several complaints from residents in the neighborhood claiming the suspects were drug dealers. Police raided the suspects’ house and uncovered an undisclosed amount of narcotics. A fifth suspect escaped and remains at large.