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Police Blotter: 19 September 2008

Police Blotter: 19 September 2008



Ngien Yangthan, 51, a Vietnamese vagrant, was saved by doctors at the

Municipal Phnom Penh Private Hospital after he overdosed on drugs

Monday. A representative of a building organisation located in

Chamkarmon district who brought Ngien to the hospital said that the

homeless man needed re-education because he was addicted to drugs. The

director of the Pannasak Hospital said that Ngien was unconscious and

had blood coming out of his mouth when he arrived at the hospital.


Kam Rith, 30, was arrested after he and his two friends attempted to

rob two famous singers, Chhy Ratha, 29, and Lav Srey Ty, 19, in Tuol

Kok district of Phnom Penh at 12:30am Wednesday. The three men, who

were riding a motorbike and wielding a fake gun, stopped the two

singers and demanded that they hand over their jewellery and US$30. The

women fought the would-be-thieves and pushed one of them off the

motorbike, knocking the fake gun out of his hand. The bystanders helped

to apprehend Kam Rith by beating him but two other attackers fled by



Chea Dara, 16, was severely beaten by a crowd of bystanders after he

pulled Kong Darany, 28, off her motorbike in an unsuccessful bag

snatching attempt on the corner of street 109 and Russian Boulevard in

Prampi Makara district of Phnom Penh at 11:30am Monday. The police said

that Chea Dara, who was pulled off his motorbike by the bystanders,

"was severely beaten by the people until he lost consciousness". He is

currently in police custody awaiting trial.


A 14-year-old girl was raped by three drunks on September 12 in Chek

commune, Svay Chrum district, Svay Rieng province, police said. The

victim's mother reported that the girl was assualted as she was

returning alone from watching a video at her aunt's house. The accused,

Phnin Saren, 18, Meas Samphos, 18, and Sovath Dina, 17, threatened the

girl with an ax as they raped her, police said. The three have been

sent to provincial court.


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