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Police Blotter: 19 Mar 2010

Police Blotter: 19 Mar 2010


A 24-year-old man in the capital’s Dangkor district has been arrested after he allegedly climbed up to an upper level of a house and raped “a nervous girl”. Police say the 22-year-old victim was changing her clothes when the suspect climbed in through her window Tuesday. The suspect was caught three hours after the assault when the victim’s relatives brought the case to police. Police said the victim and the suspect lived near to each other. “The suspect confessed to raping the nervous girl,” a commune police official said. The accused rapist is now being held for interrogation by district police before his case is sent to court.

Police in Prey Veng province say a woman killed herself out of sorrow and jealousy after her husband fell in love with another woman. The 27-year-old killed herself by swallowing insecticide Tuesday, police said. It is believed that she became intensely jealous after her husband took up with another woman. She apparently told neighbours her story of sorrow before taking her own life. Police said the woman’s husband arrived after she had swallowed the poison, but it was too late. She was already dead. The woman left behind three young children. A traditional funeral was held for her in her home.

A 46-year-old man with a paralysed hand is facing charges in Battambang province after he allegedly beat his wife senseless in a drunken rage. The man was arrested Tuesday after his wife complained to police. It is alleged the man came home after a night of drinking, cursing his wife and accusing her of adultery. The woman said she cursed her husband back, unable to tolerate his verbal attack. That is when the husband is alleged to have grabbed an axe and chased his wife before he was impeded by the couple’s 15-year-old son. The man then tried to beat his wife with a broom before he was again stopped by his son. Then the man reportedly took an iron belt and beat the woman senseless.

Two high school students were arrested then released after they raced their motorbikes on a public road, impacting public order and scaring passers-by, authorities in Battambang said. The local police chief warned the teens they would face court action if caught again.


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