HIGH DOWRY DEMAND PUSHES MAN TO SUICIDE
A 25-year-old man committed suicide by jumping into a well in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district on Monday, after his marriage proposal was rejected by his girlfriend’s parents after they demanded more money than he could afford. The man’s sister said that the pair “really loved each other”, but that his resentment of her parents and their cash demands was so strong that he took his own life by plunging to his death in a nearby well. Police concluded that the man’s death was because of the unsuccessful marriage proposal.
CAMBODIANS KILLED AT SHOCKING THAI-HOSPITAL
Two Cambodian men died after being electrocuted at a hospital in Thailand, and their bodies were repatriated through Poipet last Wednesday. The family of one of the deceased said the victim worked as a blacksmith at the hospital, but little is known about the other victim, as no family members came to receive the corpse. Both men died on August 7, but details remain sketchy regarding how they were electrocuted. The unclaimed body is still with Poipet police.
'GANSTER' BRAWL ENDS IN SERIOUS INJURIES
A 22-year-old man was slashed with a samurai sword and chopped with an axe by two “gangsters” following a heated argument in Oddar Meanchey’s Anlong Veng district last Wednesday. A witness said seven gangsters were in the midst of a heavy drinking session when the argument broke out. The two gangsters subsequently assaulted the victim, causing serious injuries. He was immediately sent to hospital in Siem Reap, whereas the weapon-wielding gangsters were arrested.
DRIVER NAPS, HITS TOWER, WAKES UP IN WATER BED
A driver overturned a truck after he fell asleep and crashed into a mobile phone tower in Poipet town on Friday. The driver was transporting soil when he fell asleep, and awoke to find the truck rolling into a nearby pond following the collision. The driver only suffered minor injuries, and there were no reported deaths resulting from the crash, police said.
MOTORISTCLAIMS LIVES OF MOTHER AND SON
A woman and her child were killed and five people were seriously injured after a drunken driver crashed into the back of a motorbike on a road in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Saturday. A witness said a car containing four people was speeding and drove up the back of a moto, killing the woman and her infant son instantly. The injured survivors were immediately sent to hospital, with the drunken driver heavily guarded by police.