Police Blotter: 20 June 2012

Police Blotter: 20 June 2012

Man accused of beating ‘alcoholic’ wife to death
A 38-year-old man allegedly killed his alcoholic wife and kept her body at home in Kampong Cham’s Srei Santhor district on Monday. The couple’s neighbour called the police after hearing the woman being attacked. The police found the woman’s body at the house and said she died as a result of domestic violence. The husband confessed to the crime, saying he beat his wife because the woman wanted to drink again that night. When he realised the woman was seriously injured, he tried to send her to hospital, only to find her dead on the way. So he took her body back home, he told police. Koh Santepheap

Rookie motodop killed in suspected robbery
A man new to the motodop profession was killed and robbed of his motorcycle in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Monday. His wife said her husband had not come back that night and she reported this to police. Officers later found the man stabbed to death and suspected robbery as a motive. The wife said her husband bought the motorcycle only recently to work as a motodop. Rasmey Kampuchea

Husband bashed after helping arguing wife
A man, 31, was seriously injured in a fight when he tried to help his wife in a quarrel in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town on Monday. His wife said she had argued with a neighbour, and her husband had rushed to her aid. However, the neighbour’s family had severely beaten him when he had tried to intervene. Police were called but did not arrive before the neighbours fled the scene. Police said they would arrest them when they returned home. Rasmey Kampuchea

Thieves grab diamond necklace, speed off
A 19-year-old woman was the victim of a drive-by jewellery snatch in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Monday. The woman had been wearing a diamond necklace for the first time because it was her friend’s wedding day. Her fun was spoiled when two men snatched it while she rode her motorcycle home. The woman filed a complaint to police. Koh Santepheap

Motorbike hits woman in crowded market
Two drunk men riding a motorcycle hit a 35-year-old woman at a busy market in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Monday. Police said the speeding motorcycle struck and seriously injured the woman as she crossed the road. Witnesses said the men drove extremely fast through the crowded marketplace. Police arrested the men and confiscated the motorcycle. Rasmey Kampuchea

Translated by Sen David

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