Police Blotter: 17 January 2003

Police Blotter: 17 January 2003

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JANUARY 3: Dul Ward, 29, was sent to hospital after being knifed and

severely injured during a family quarrel in Taing Kros village, Samaki Meanchey

district, Kampong Chhnang. Sous Kan, the victim's mother, told police that her

son was attacked by his wife, Wad Rath. He suffered massive injuries after being

chopped 40 times, and is not expected to survive.

JANUARY 3: Rim Ven, 65, was sent to hospital after being knifed in a

quarrel at 7 pm in Me Lom village, Baribo district, Kampong Chhnang. Police said

she was stabbed in the chest by her nephew by marriage, Teng Sophal, 26. He then

attempted suicide by cutting his throat and stabbing himself three times in the

stomach. His wife, Sun Siwang, 21, was also sent to hospital after being stabbed

when she tried to intervene.

JANUARY 4: The body of a 23-year-old

man, Mon Mengkea, was found in the early morning in a rice field in Khel Chey

village, Kampong Siem district, Kampong Cham. Police said he was likely

strangled elsewhere before his body was dumped there. They have no motive for

the killing.

JANUARY 4: Phauk Sry, 49, died on the way to hospital

after she was beaten at 2:15 pm in Daung Khpous village, Prey Kabas district,

Takeo. Police said she was struck on the back of the head with a rock by her

brother-in-law, Tieng Hong, 49, who was later arrested. Hong was angry that Sry

had knocked his wife over during a quarrel.

JANUARY 5: Muot Poeu,

25, was robbed of her motorbike while taking food to the monks at Ang Taminh

pagoda in Kauk Chombak village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom

Penh. Poeu told police two gunmen threatened her with a gun before stealing her

bike.

JANUARY 6: A 42-year-old woman, Chhoeun Chan, was knifed to

death in a family argument at 5 pm in O'Ron village, Stung Trang district,

Kampong Cham. Police said she was stabbed in the chest during an argument with

her estranged husband, Lep Chantha, 45, who was drunk. Chantha escaped

afterwards.

JANUARY 6: Khoun Riam, 17, was shot and wounded in a

robbery at 2:30 am in Svay Pak commune, Russei Keo district, on the outskirts of

Phnom Penh. He told police three robbers entered his house and shot him in the

chest with a K-59 handgun after he called out for help. Police are questioning a

suspect, Yang Yong, 56.

JANUARY 6: Thung Sokhet, 40, the deputy

director of a primary school, was sent to a provincial hospital after being

struck with a steel bar in a quarrel in Snuol Khpous village, Prey Kabas

district, Takeo. Police said he was beaten with the bar by his neighbor, Tith

Tharam, 21. Tharam was angry that Sokhet had objected after his tree was cut

down.

JANUARY 7: A 16-year-old girl, Keo Dara, was robbed of her

motorbike in Sam Bour village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

She told police three men on two motorbikes blocked her path and struck her with

the butt of a K-59 handgun before escaping.

JANUARY 8: Police

found the body of a 30-year-old unidentified woman under the Tonle Bit bridge in

Kampong Cham province. Deputy inspector Hong Vanthan said she was stabbed in the

chest and leg, before her killer had dumped her body.

JANUARY 8: A

48-year-old man, So Soeun, was found hanged from a tree in Svay Samsep village,

Ba Phnom district, Prey Veng. His wife, Yim Yeth, 47, told police her husband

hanged himself after a long battle with illness.

JANUARY 8: Yos

Sovan, 46, was beaten to death during a family quarrel in Trapaing Ta Y village,

Svay Tiep district, Svay Rieng. Police said his wife, Nuon Sarin, 42, beat him

on the head with a stick after he tried to hit her in a drunken fit. Sarin

escaped after the killing.

JANUARY 9: Cheuk Ninh, 35, was sent to

Calmette Hospital for an emergency operation after he was accidentally shot in

Chombak Phlous village, Ponhea Leu district, Kandal province. Police said he was

shot in the stomach with a crossbow by his brother-in-law, Hum Han, 18, while

the pair were hunting frogs.

JANUARY 9: Mao San, 31, a motodop

driver, was axed and seriously injured in a robbery on Route 6A in Prek Leap

village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. A witness told police that two

passengers ordered him to stop and chopped him twice in the head before stealing

his bike.

JANUARY 10: Yim Sreyvin, 16, was robbed of her motorbike

while in Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. The girl told police that two men on a

motorbike threatened her with a gun before escaping with her bike along National

Road 5.

JANUARY 10: Ros Moeun, 42, was shot dead in a revenge

attack while he slept at 9 pm in Prey Kuy village, Samrong Tong district,

Kampong Speu. His wife Ly Samean, 23, told police her husband was shot in the

head with an AK-47 after leaving the door open for his mother, who was watching

television at the neighbor's house. The gunman escaped after the

shooting.

JANUARY 10: Police arrested two mainland Chinese

nationals at a restaurant on Monivong Blvd. in Boeung Raing commune, Phnom Penh.

Police said the men, Lin Zi, 44, and Huang De Xing, 32, were using false

passports, and had also been charged in China with a recent murder. They were

handed over to the Chinese Embassy.

JANUARY 11: A 30-year-old

unidentified man died instantly and his 31-year-old accomplice was severely

injured after a night-time robbery committed in Takhmau district, Kandal

province. Police said the pair struck a water pipe while trying to evade arrest

after stealing a motorbike.

JANUARY 11: Sam Peav, 28, a

taxi-driver, was shot dead at 6:30 pm in K'dol village, Samrong district, Takeo.

The provincial police chief Nou Sangva said he was shot in the eye and shoulder

with a K-54 handgun by four passengers who tried to steal his car. Yi Phos, 24,

one of the four, was arrested after escaping to a nearby forest when a tire on

the car blew out.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap

and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun Pheap

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