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Police Blotter: 16 Oct 2009

Police Blotter: 16 Oct 2009

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Three men in Battambang province have been sentenced to prison for killing a woman who was the mistress of one of the men’s father. The provincial court ruled that the men must also pay 15 million riels (US$3,602) in compensation to the victim’s family. The slaying happened in July when one of the men asked the two others to help him kill the victim. One of the suspects said he was forced to be involved and was sentenced to eight years, whereas the other men received 16 years.

A man in Pursat province’s Phnom Kravanh district died Tuesday after he took a stick and pierced his tongue for an unknown reason. Police said that the 36-year-old man was an epileptic, and no one was able to save him when his tongue was bleeding profusely. Authorities said the local hospital, which was located far away from the village, delayed offering medical attention.

A coffee shop in Kampong Cham province was discovered to be a porn-screening venue after a police crackdown on Tuesday. Police found many pornographic VCDs, two television sets for viewers and drug paraphernalia at the coffee shop. Fifty porn-viewing customers and four owners of the shop were arrested. The customers were released, and the owners have been sent to court. One owner was warned by police to stop screening such videos.

Three men were sent to court on Sunday for harassing local police in Battambang province. Police had stopped the drunken men to question their intentions in holding a metal lantern. The three men started cursing at the police and threatened to set the police station on fire.

Three men were arrested on Tuesday after beating two men in Pursat province’s Krakor district. Police said that though four men were involved in the assault, only three were found. The suspects had rode their motorbikes to the playground where the victims were playing and hit them. Aged between 19 and 24 years old, the suspects have been identified by police as gangsters. The men’s heads were shaved as a punishment and were then released with a warning.


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