MUTUAL BEATING FOR HUSBAND AND WIFE
A wife and husband found themselves in hospital after they clashed over the husband’s libidinous ways, police in Phnom Penh reported. The couple, originally from Kep province, were staying at a guesthouse in the capital’s Phnom Penh district Tuesday. But the husband soon drifted off into a cloud of ennui and decided to cure his boredom by finding a prostitute. When his wife heard about this, however, she became enraged and started arguing with her husband. The wife reported that the two exchanged blistering curses in the guesthouse, then started beating each other until they were both seriously injured. Now both have been sent to hospital.
ROCK-THROWER, 58, CLAIMS INNOCENCE
A 58-year-old woman in Battambang is claiming innocence after she admitted to throwing rocks at a would-be assailant who tried to burst past her front gate and attack her, police said. The suspect said the victim came to fight her at her front gate. She got angry and fought back, chucking rocks at the victim. But she defended her actions, saying that the victim was the one who started the argument. However, police said that even if the victim was in the wrong, that did not give the right to the suspect to throw rocks at that person. She should instead have alerted police, they said. The case has been sent to provincial court.
FAULTY WIRING BLAMED FOR DEATH
A well-liked 31-year-old man is dead, having fallen down after apparently being electrocuted on a construction site in the capital Tuesday, police said. Police reported that the man died after coming into contact with faulty electric wiring, which caused him to tumble off the building. Co-workers sent him immediately to hospital, but it was too late: The man was dead. Co-workers reported that the man seemed ill when he showed up to work. They said they regretted the incident because they thought of the victim as a good and clever man.
DRUNK DRIVING IS DANGEROUS: POLICE
A man is dead and two others are seriously injured following a motorbike crash in Battambang province on Monday, police said. Investigators blamed the accident on the driver of the motorbike, who they alleged was drunk following a village party. They believe the driver was speeding and crashed his hurtling vehicle into a tractor. Police appealed to citizens not to drive when intoxicated. It is very dangerous, they said. Police have held on to the motorbike for the time being.