Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 18 Oct 2010




Police Blotter: 18 Oct 2010

Police Blotter: 18 Oct 2010

Possessed man takes power drill to own neck
A 28-year-old man suspected of being possessed by ghosts killed himself by taking a drill to his neck in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Thursday. The victim’s mother said that her son had been possessed “for nearly two years” and that at times he acted “crazy”, destroying furniture in his house. She said that on the day he died he held her in a tearful embrace before he went off and killed himself with the drill. A witness said the man drilled his throat and cut his neck until he died.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Provincial pagoda hit by double suicide
Two men hanged themselves at a pagoda in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district on Wednesday. Police said one of the men, who was 45, hanged himself with a scarf after his wife refused to leave him alone and go to her parents’ house late one night. Police said the second victim, 40, hanged himself with a hammock. Police did not have a theory as to the reason for the second suicide.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Bike ends second-best in crash with truck
One man died and another was seriously injured when a container lorry sideswiped a motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Thursday. A witness said the truck attempted to stop at a red light, but overshot the line and collided with the motorbike. The driver of the motorbike, who was 29, died at the scene, and his passenger was severely injured. Police said the lorry had been taken to the police station and would be kept there until an investigation into the crash was completed.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Boozy bather slips and drowns in local river
A drunken woman drowned as she was attempting to bathe in a river in Banteay Meanchey province’s Serei Sophoan district on Wednesday. The victim’s husband said she was extremely drunk at the time, and that he had told her to come inside. Instead, she went to wash herself in the river. When she failed to return, he went looking for her and found her floating in the river the next morning.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Snake kills sleeping woman with one bite
A 30-year-old woman died after a snake bit her while she was sleeping in Oddar Meanchey province’s Anlong Veng district on Thursday. Police said that the snake had bitten her on the arm and that it apparently had been venomous, though they did not know the species. The woman was sent to hospital not long after she was bitten, but the venom had already spread throughout her body.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

MOST VIEWED

  • Would you like fries with that? US burger chain makes Phnom Penh debut

    California-based The Habit Burger Grill restaurant chain is all set to serve up a delicious array of charbroiled burgers and sides at its newest international location in the centre of Phnom Penh. The Habit is “renowned for its award-winning Charburgers grilled over an open flame,

  • Banteay Meanchey flood victims receive aid

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday provided aid to more than 10,000 families affected by flooding in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district and offered his condolences to the 18 victims who drowned in the province over the past week. He said flooding had occured in

  • Angkor provides ‘valuable’ water storage

    The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has stored millions of cubic metres of water at reservoirs in the Angkor area after Cambodia experienced a series of rainstorms over the last few days. The storing of the water, besides serving temple conservation, will also be used to

  • PM urges caution as Polish man tests positive for Covid

    The Ministry of Health on Wednesday reported that a 47-year-old Polish man tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in Cambodia on Monday. There are a total of six Covid-19 patients currently in the country, all of whom are being treated at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital

  • Banteay Meanchey floods kill one more as death toll reaches 15

    As floodwaters start to recede in Pursat, Battambang and Pailin provinces and Phnom Penh, Banteay Meanchey continues to bear the brunt as one more person was killed on Monday, bringing the total number of flood-related deaths to 15 in the province this month. Banteay Meanchey provincial

  • Serving coffee with a side of robots

    The eye-catching glass building surrounded by greenery at the intersection of Streets 371 and 2002 in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district is more than just another coffee shop where you can while away a few hours. UrHobby House cafe is filled with robots and characters from