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Police Blotter: 16 Jul 2010

Police Blotter: 16 Jul 2010

POLICE

'POSSESSED' MAN KILLS RELATIVES WITH SWORD
A man in Kampong Cham province has been accused of killing his uncle and sister with a sword after claiming to have been possessed by a spirit. Police said that the man, who is a committee member of a local pagoda, started shouting that he was acting out a role in a play. He allegedly grabbed a sword and attacked his uncle and sister, killing them both. Police arrested the man 30 minutes after the attack.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

LOVERS' QUARREL LEADS TO ATTEMPTED SHOOTING
A man and a woman in Kampong Cham province have been arrested on suspicion of illegally using a weapon after gunfire was reported in the area last week. Police believe the incident stemmed from a lovers’ quarrel. The woman allegedly tried to shoot the man, a pig farmer, because she believed that he intended to leave her. The case has been referred to provincial police.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

SPURNED MAN ACCUSED OF RAPING EX-FIANCEE
Police have arrested a 24-year-old man accused of raping his former fiancée. Investigators said the crime happened last week in Battambang province. It is alleged the man hid in the bushes and pounced on the woman, 21, as she was riding her motorbike. He allegedly took her to a nearby stream and raped her. The man told police that he is poor, so the parents of his would-be fiancée refused to condone the marriage. The man allegedly confessed to the rape, telling police he loved the woman.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

POLICE INVESTIGATE KCHAM RAPE-MURDER
A 21-year-old woman was raped and strangled to death while she was harvesting water lilies in Kampong Cham province, the victim’s father reported. The father said his daughter was a student who frequently cut water lilies to feed the family’s pigs. But on Monday, she was late coming home so the father went to find her. He said he saw her lifeless body lying 10 metres from her motorcycle.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MAN CONVICTED IN BLACKMAIL RAPE CASE
A 27-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after Phnom Penh Municipal Court convicted him of raping his former co-worker in Phnom Penh. It is alleged that the man blackmailed the woman, 20, threatening to release a naked photo of her unless she followed him to a guesthouse. It is alleged that he then raped her three times in succession. The man was arrested last November, but he wasn’t convicted until a trial on July 9.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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