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Police Blotter 19 Nov 2009

Police Blotter 19 Nov 2009

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A 23-year-old karaoke girl hung herself at the top of a hotel in Kampot province’s Kampong Trach district on Tuesday, according to police. The victim killed herself at the Phnom Kheav hotel by wrapping her own shirt around her neck. Her colleagues told police that before committing suicide, she was drinking heavily and was depressed because she had lost a necklace. Police suspect she may have killed herself because of a broken heart.

A man was arrested in Battambang province’s Ratanak Mondol district after he tried to rape a woman who was washing her clothes at a river on Friday. The victim told police that she was with her daughter on the riverbank when the suspect quietly approached her from behind and attempted to sexually violate her. Luckily, her daughter and other children nearby were able to fend off the attacker. The suspect said that he was intoxicated at the time and was eager to have sex.

A soldier was arrested after beating a man who laughed at him when he fell off his bicycle in Kampong Thom province’s Brasat Sambo district on Sunday. As the suspect was returning home after a night out drinking with friends, he was knocked off his bicycle when he hit a coconut shell. The victim who witnessed the accident burst out laughing, but it only angered the suspect who then chased the victim and beat him until he was bleeding from the head and chest.

A woman mysteriously killed herself with drugs after a night out with her husband at a karaoke bar in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district on Monday. The victim’s husband said that he had complied with his wife’s request to go out to a karaoke bar. At the bar, his wife drank heavily and gave a lot of money to a waitress. Upon returning home, she collapsed in the restroom. The victim’s father said his daughter killed herself because her husband was unfaithful.

A motorbike taxi driver was killed by robbers as they tried to steal his bike in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Chum district on Saturday. The robbers stabbed the victim in the neck and stomach when they were in an isolated area. However, the suspects were unable to steal the bike after it broke down. The victim’s wife said that the suspects came from Stung Treng province and settled in Ratanakkiri to work. Police are still searching for the robbers.


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