Police Blotter: 16 Feb 2012

Police Blotter: 16 Feb 2012

Siblings attacked at Buddhist ceremony
Brothers aged 22 and 26 were badly injured when a group of five men attacked them in Kampong Chhnang province’s Cholkiri district on Monday. Police said the victims were at a Buddhist ceremony at their aunt’s home when five men pursued and attacked them with wooden and metal sticks, and hit their heads against a boat. The two men were knocked unconscious and sent to the provincial hospital. Police said revenge likely motivated the attack.  Kampuchea Thmey

Motorcycle accident claims lives of two
Two men were killed instantly and three others critically injured in a traffic accident on Monday in Ratanakkiri province’s Bakeo district. Police said the victims were of different ethnic minorities. Three men, apparently drunk, crashed their motorcycle into another carrying two men, leaving two of them, aged 19 and 27, dead and the rest badly hurt. A witness said that after the motorcycles crashed, a makeshift tractor ran over them before driving off. Kampuchea Thmey

Illegal gun possession leads to two arrests
Police in Pursat province arrested two men, aged 36 and 42, for alleged illegal weapon use on Sunday. Police said the two men rode around the village on a motorcycle and intimidated villagers, who reported the pair to local police. They attempted to escape on National Road 5, but police arrested them after a gun was found in their possession. Police claimed the pair were attempting to commit a robbery in the village. Koh Santepheap   

Police on the search for husband after beating
A man is being hunted by police after he was accused of attempting to kill his wife on Tuesday in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town. Police said the man entered a massage parlour owned by his wife and locked the door. He left alone about half an hour later. A staff at the parlour and neighbours broke in when they did not see the wife. They discovered her unconscious in a pool of blood on the floor and reported to police. The wife has been hospitalised. Koh Santepheap

Late-night shooting lands man behind bars
A 27-year-old man was apprehended on Sunday night for allegedly shooting another man in the capital’s Sen Sok district. Police said a group of five men were heading home on three motorcycles when they began quarrelling with a lone motorcycle rider for overtaking. The five men then attempted to attack him, prompting him to shoot one of them. Nokorwat


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