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Police Blotter: 15 Oct 2008

Police Blotter: 15 Oct 2008



Chhuon Savan, 25, has been detained by the police on the charge of attempted murder of Ly Mao in what local villagers have described as an unlawful arrest in Lvea village, Svay Rumpea commune, Kampong Laeng district, Kampong Chhnang province. Chhuon Savan's neighbours have said that the young woman was raped by Ly Mao on the road in her village while she was returning home from visiting her relatives on May 2 this year. The villagers said that they did not understand why Chhuon Savan was arrested by police as Ly Mao is clearly the guilty party. Chhuon Savan was arrested by the police last week after Ly Mao's parents accused her of trying to kill their son. She is currently in detention and awaiting trial at Kampong Chhnang provincial court.


Mao Veasna, 22, had his throat cut with a knife and his necklace and cell phone stolen in front of the US embassy on Street 96 in Wat Phnom commune, Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh at 9:20pm Sunday. Despite his severe injury, Mao Veasna was still able to drive his motorbike to Calmette Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment. The perpetrators have not been arrested, but police have said that they have a number of interesting leads.


Duong Long, 28, Nhim Dara, 26, were arrested for killing Chub Socheat, 25, during a motorbike robbery in Chheu Teal Kpuos village, Kbal Trach commune, Kror Kor district, Pursat province Sunday. The police said that the two suspects, who maintain that they are innocent, hit Chub Socheat over the head with an ax three times and left him to die on the road after they stole his motorbike. Duong Long and Nhim Dara have now been sent to Pursat provincial court where they remain awaiting trial.


Socheat Dara Vichet, 20, was arrested by Phsar Kandal I police for attacking Mean Sith, 20, with a long sword and stealing an undisclosed amount of money on the corner of Street 136 and Street 15 in Phsar Kandal 1 commune, Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh at 6:30pm Monday. Socheat Dara Vichet has been detained at the Daun Penh police station, and Mean Sith is currently recovering in hospital.


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