CAR MIRROR THE VICTIM OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
A 21-year-old man was arrested on Friday after he allegedly struck a passing car while riding on his motorbike. Police said the traffic kerfuffle happened in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district. Witnesses at the scene said the motorbike driver somehow lost control of his machine and sideswiped the passing car, breaking off a side mirror in the process. The man has been brought to a local police station for questioning.
OFF-ROAD DRIVING ENDS IN LIVES WASTED
Two men were found dead in a pond full of wastewater in Siem Reap province Saturday. Police investigators said the two men, ages 32 and 33, were drunk when they drove a motorbike into the filthy pond. The families of the two men reportedly brought them to the local pagoda for a traditional funeral ceremony.
SUSPECT ACCUSED IN MYSTERIOUS BEATING
A 30-year-old clerk from Preah Sihanouk province is on the run after being accused of beating an acquaintance. Police said the man threatened his victim with a gun and ended up causing him serious injuries in a beating on Saturday. The victim, a 21-year-old man, told police that he knew his assailant, but that he did not know what prompted the brutal lashing. He said the clerk brought him to a room and started beating him without any provocation. Police have identified the suspect and are searching for him.
HUSBAND TOOK HIS OWN LIFE, WIFE SAYS
The body of a 39-year-old man has been found hanging from a tree near his village in Preah Sihanouk province, police reported. The man’s wife said her husband, who she believed had serious mental problems, had for some time thought of ending his own life. On Friday, she said, her husband had been drinking with friends in the village. Unfortunately, the next day, his body was found hanging from the tree.
BAD MEDICINE BLAMED FOR SIDE EFFECTS
The mother of a 20-year-old woman said her daughter was found in distress Friday, twisting her body around and writhing in pain after she returned from hospital. The Pursat province woman said she had just brought her daughter home from a round of treatment that included medicine for what was described as a mental disorder. The mother promptly took her back to hospital.