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Police Blotter: 18 April, 2000

Police Blotter: 18 April, 2000



April 15: Ron Eng, 27, was beaten to death at 9:30 am in a family quarrel

while visiting his mother during the Cambodian New Year in Pur Mongkol village, Ponhea

Leu district, Kandal. Police said the victim was hit with a hoe by his 18-year-old

younger brother, Ron Phos, who became angry when he was accused of stealing a light.

April 15: Van Vuthy, 26, was stabbed with a knife and seriously injured

at night while attempting to rape a 7-year-old girl in Svay Park village, Russei

Keo district. Police said the rapist, a moto-taxi driver from Kampong Thom province,

was stabbed three times by the victim's relatives when they discovered him in the


April 15: Hay Kim Hout, 28, was shot dead and two others were seriously

wounded at 8:30 pm while returning from a dance in Dom Rel pagoda in O'Raing Ov district,

Kampong Cham. Police said the victims were shot 15 times with an AK-47. The motivation

for the killing is not known, but the criminals have been identified.

April 16: Chan Sitha, 24, was found dead at a guest house located on Veng

Sreng road in Trapaing Thleung village, Dongkor district. After inspection, police

said the victim, a garment worker, had been drinking heavily in the days before her

death. They concluded that she killed herself with insecticide after her boyfriend

left her for another woman.

April 16: A 30-year-old woman, Noeun, and a 10-year-old girl were killed

by lightning at 4:00 pm during a thunder storm in Pur Thom village, Lavea Em district,

Kandal. Police said the victims were struck when they took shelter under a mango


April 16: Bou Meng, 53, was shot dead at night in Psah Phnom Praseth precinct,

Ang Snoul district, Kandal. Police said the victim, a clerk from the provincial court,

was shot seven times while sleeping with his second wife, Vin Kim Nhor, 40, who was

also killed at the time. Police said revenge was suspected for the motivation for

the killing.

April 16: Sao Ngor, 34, was chopped to death at night while returning to

his house in Phoum Chup precinct, Tbaung Khmom district, Kampong Cham after an evening

out. Police said the victim was hit on his neck with a big knife by unidentified

men. The criminals escaped after the incident. The motive for the killing is not


April 16: A 44-year-old fishing lot owner, Tan Seng Long, was killed while

he was sleeping on a boat, and his body was dropped in a forest in Kbal Toa precinct,

Battambang. Police said the victim was stabbed several times in his throat with a

knife by his worker Krouch Va, who stole more than one million riels.

April 17: An unidentified man was shot dead at 8:00 pm while stealing two

bags of cement from a Canadia construction company on Veng Sreng road in Trapaing

Thleung village, Dongkor district, outskirts. Police said the thief was shot with

an AK-47 by a 35-year-old man, Sreng Som Ath, who is a security guard for the company.

April 17: A 36-year-old Vietnamese, Nguyen Yaing Soeung, was found floating

in a river at 8:25 pm in Chak Angre Krom precinct, Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh.

After inspection, police said the victim, a construction worker, was electrocuted

while fishing in his free time.

April 18: Khut Sopheak, 24, was robbed of his motorbike at 8:15 pm while

riding on National Road 3 in Sre Nhor village, Dongkor district, outskirts. Police

said the victim, an employee from the Pochentong Airport Development organization,

was shot with a K-59 hand gun and seriously wounded by five unidentified robbers.

April 18: A 19-year-old boy, Yin Sunda, died instantly in an accident at

5:00 pm on street 271 in Tomnop Teuk precinct, Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh. Police

said the victim, a city cleaner, was killed after falling under the wheels of a rubbish

truck he was working from.

April 18: Three Taiwanese were arrested at 2:00 am by a municipal commissioner

after robbing a Toyota Rav4 4wd on street 84 in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Police

said the car's owner, Chung Li Chinh, 33, was robbed while parking to buy noodles

at the time. The robbers were Tai Sieu Fung, 42, Linh Chinlong, 44, and Chan Ann

Wey, 41.

April 18: A 45-year-old man, Ky Hung, was found dead at 8:30 am at his

house located in Snai Poul village, Pia Raing district, Prey Veng. Police said the

victim was electrocuted while fixing electrical wire.

April 19: Koy Pich, 53, suffered acid burns on his face at midnight while

he was drunk and sleeping under his house in Khsam village, Kampong Chhnang. Police

said the victim had his face destroyed by his 24-year-old stepdaughter, Un Siem who,

married with one baby, became angry with her stepfather's repeated attempts to rape


April 19: Em Moeun, 28, was chopped and seriously injured at 3:15 pm at

a guest house in Psah Doeum Kor precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, the

second wife of a 61-year-old man, Try Ha, was hit five times with big knives by Try

Sophoan, 33, Try Sothy, 23, and Try Thaov Vary, 20. They were angry that the victim

was making romantic advances to their father. The assailants were arrested.

April 20: Ma Borum, 38, died instantly in an accident at 10:10 am on National

Road 3 in Kraing Daun village, Dongkor district, outskirts. Police said the victim,

was hit by a Camry car while riding on a bike driven by her husband Sek Se, who was

also seriously injured at the time. The car remained on the spot, but its driver


April 20: A 65-year-old woman, San Che, was found hanging from the roof

of her house at 3:15 pm in Steung Tauch village, Ponhea Krek district, Kampong Cham.

San Che, a very poor farmer, killed herself as she was having a long battle with

a terminal illness, according to Chheang Sareath, who is a daughter of the victim.

April 20: Chea Ouch, 37, a farmer, was found dead in early morning on a

verandah of his house in Mitapheap commune, Sihanouk-ville. After inspection, police

said the victim, was shot twice in his temple with an AK-47. The motive for the killing

was not known, however, authorities suspect a neighbor with whom he had recently


April 21: Touch Chea, 37, was shot dead in a quarrel at 2:00 pm in Trapaing

Raing village, Russei Keo district, outskirts. Police said the victim, a pregnant

woman, was shot once in her chest with an AK-47 by Khim Chea, 44. Chea became angry

when the victim's husband refused to pay 3,000 riels he lost playing cards.

April 22: Nim Vanna, 35, died and Noun Sim, 55, was seriously injured in

an accident at noon on National Road 6A about 20 meters from Chroy Changva bridge.

Police said the victims, who came from Prey Veng province, were hit from behind by

a Volvo truck while riding on a motorbike. The truck driver escaped.

April 22: Boul Run, 30, was beaten and seriously injured at 9:30 pm while

preparing to get on a train in Srah Chak commune, outside the city. Police said the

victim, from Kampot province, was hit with a long stick by 18-year-old Meng Hour,

who stole 170,000 riels. The robber was arrested after the incident.

April 24: A 45-year-old man, Nguyen Yaing Sinh, was found dead in early

morning in Nguyen Ngock Mon's house in Prek Pra village, Mean Chey district, outside

the city. Police said the victim, a Vietnamese, was stabbed in his throat with a

knife. The reason was not known. However, the house's owner was detained to help

with the investigation.

April 24: Khieu Emara, 28, was robbed of his motorbike at 8:50 pm while

riding on Preah Norodom Blvd in Tonle Bassac precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the

victim, a security guard from Prey Sor prison, was ordered to stop and was hit on

his head with a hand gun by two robbers. The robbers escaped with the victim's motorbike.

April 25: A 26-year-old man, Chea Vuth, was found dead in the early morning

on a railway track in Somrong Krom commune, Dongkor district, outskirts. After inspection,

police said the victim, a car driver from a private company in Phnom Penh, was hit

by a lorry. The body had been thrown about 70 meters on impact and he died from head



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