Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police blotter: 19 February 1999

Police blotter: 19 February 1999

Police blotter: 19 February 1999


Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh

Santepheap and Reasmei Kampuchea by Pok Sokundara.

Feb 6: A photographer, Nuth Vy, 24 was shot dead with K-54 hand gun by his

friend, Nha Veun, 23, a border policeman with the Ministry of Interior.

The incident happened in Phsar Thmei 3 precinct, Daung Penh district. Police said

Veun was drunk when he shot the victim. Veun was arrested following a traffic accident

while he was trying to escape.

Feb 7: The body of an unidentified man was found floating in Tonle Sap River

in Wat Phnom precinct, Daun Penh district. Police said the death was criminally linked.

Feb 7: A watch repairer, Sam Sokhom, 30 was shot dead by his friend Heng Vesna,

31, a soldier at the engineering unit of the Ministry of Defence in Phnom Penh. Vesna

has been arrested. Police said he told them he did not know why he killed his friend

because he was drunk at the time.

Feb 7: A policeman, Phork Rothy, 22 was stabbed to death by an unidentified

boy in a snooker club in Phsar Depot 2 precinct, Toul Kork district. A local newspaper

reported that the victim was trying to stop the boy from fighting with other players

when he was stabbed. The criminal escaped.

Feb 9: Mao Taing Khim, 39 was found dead in her house in Boeung Keng Kang

1 precinct, Chamkar Mon district. An inspection of the body found that she was stabbed

and her throat was cut. The motivation of the killing is not known.

Feb 10: A motor taxi driver, Hang Pina, 30, was stabbed to death by Chhour

Gech, 33 in Tonle Bassac precinct, Chamkar Mon district. A local newspaper reported

that Pina had quarreled with the alleged criminal when he was stabbed. Chhor Gech

has been arrested.

Feb 10: Meas Sophany, 18, was shot with K-54 handgun and seriously injured

by two unidentified robbers who took his motor bike in Chbar Ampov 1 precinct, Mean

Chey district. The robbers escaped.

Feb 10: A military policeman, Srung Sokha, 21, was shot dead in

Ponror commune, Chhlong district, Kratie. Police said revenge was the motivation

for the killing. The gun man escaped.

Feb 11: A dancing girl at Neak Poan Night Club, Long Phoeung, 25, committed

suicide by drinking pesticide in O'Russei 4 precinct, 7 Makara district. A local

newspaper reported that Phoeung was upset with her boy friend who dropped her for

another woman.

Feb 11: Puth Saran, 37, was chopped on her head and seriously injured in Kapap

precinct, Dangkor district. The mother's victim said Saran had been in a dispute

with a man because she owed him 5,000 riel and she had no money to pay him. The offender

has been arrested.

Feb 12: A fisherman, Nguyen Yanlem, 21, was shot dead with K-54 hand gun in

Dei Eth commune, Kieng Svay district, Kandal. Police said the gunman was drunk when

he shot and killed the victim. The gunman escaped.

Feb 12: 19 people were injured in a grenade attack in Tonle Bassac precinct,

Chamkar Mon district. An eyewitness said that two men had been quarreling in front

of a cafe when one of them threw the hand grenade into the shop.

Feb 12: An Bun Thoeun, 25 instantly died and Nhiev Eit, 43, was slightly injured

when a grenade exploded at the ladder of their house in Chamkar Samrong commune,

Svay Por district, Battambang. The reason of the explosion is not known.

Feb 12: Min San, 56, was beaten to death and an 11-year-old boy, Pan Sovanseiha

was seriously injured by Prak Marina in Toul Ta Ek commune, Svay Por district, Battambang.

Police said revenge was the motivation for the killing of Min San because Marina

is reported to have argued with San before the incident. Marina has been arrested.

Feb 14: Lim Kheng, 64, and her grand children, Sou Chen, 11, and Sou Saray,

10 died in a fire which destroyed their house in O'Russei precinct, 7 Makara district.

The survivor of the fire, Chhour Hong said the fire was caused by an electrical short


Feb 15: Construction workers, Kim Men, 32 was shot dead and Long Kiline, 33

was injured by a man named Sorn who was armed with an AK-47 in Tekthla precinct,

Russei Keo district. An eyewitness said that the victims had been arguing with Sorn

at the time of the incident.

Sorn escaped.

Feb 15: Taing Than, 34, was shot dead while Le Nhiek Chin, 20 was seriously

injured by Sok in Svay Park precinct, Russei Keo district. Police said Sok was drunk

when he shot the victims. Sok escaped.

Feb 15: Seng Bun Seng, 41 was shot and seriously injured by two unidentified

men while he was standing by Monireth Street in Boeung Salang precinct, Toul Kork

district. Police said revenge was the motivation for the shooting. The offender escaped.

Feb 15: Leang Pov, 32, was electrocuted at a laundry shop in Chbar Ampov 2

precinct, Mean Chey district. The shop owner, Minh Try said he put the live electrical

wire to prevent the thieves from stealing clothes at his shop. Minh Try has been



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