MAN KILLED BY GANG OF YOUTHS
Nen Bunchhoeun, 23, was fatally stabbed on Friday by a gang of youths while returning from watching movies with his friends in Trapaing Tuol village, Kandal province. Police arrested Yi Boley, 18, Sum Sovan, 19 and Sae Sith, 18. The incident is believed to have been caused by a prior argument.
DRUNKEN MEN ATTACK TEACHER
Police arrested one of two intoxicated youths on Wednesday for allegedly attacking a teacher at Preah Beta Ekareach High School in Kampong Speu province. The arrested man, Lay Samnang, 20, is accused of punching the teacher, Sok Bourn, 29, three times in the head after the teacher asked the young men to stop disturbing her class.
WIFE CLAIMS AX DEATH A SUICIDE
Police were called to a residence in Ta Cheal village, Kampong Speu province on Wednesday after Kong Vanna, 45, was found dead in his bed by relatives. The man's wife and villagers claimed that the man committed suicide, but police dismissed the claims as the man had been cut 11 times with an axe. Police have arrested the man's wife.
MAN RAPES NIECE IN MEKONG RIVER
Thy Phal, 29, was arrested by police for allegedly raping his 12-year-old niece when the two were bathing in the Mekong River in Shrah Russei commune, Stung Treng province. The man had been staying with his family for a month prior to the incident, which is said to have occurred Saturday.
ACCIDENT LEADS TO ARMED STANDOFF
Uon Sam Ang, 24, a motorbike taxi driver, was struck on Friday by a car driven by an unidentified customs official, who witnesses say fled the scene in Palelai village, Banteay Meanchey province. The victim and a group of witnesses followed the official to a nearby karaoke parlour, but he fled from a back entrance. They later caught up with him at his office, where the official is said to have drawn his gun forced them to leave. Police later said the official agreed to pay 2 million riels (US$486) in compensation, while the motorbike taxi driver gave police 200,000 riels.
STUDENT SHOT OVER MINOR ACCIDENT
Royal University student Run Rathanak,23, was fatally shot on Saturday while riding a motorbike on Street 298 in Phnom Penh. The victim's friend who was driving the motorbike, Suos Vathanak, 22, said the pair had a minor argument with the gunmen due to a minor collision.