Bad speech leads to death by veggie knife
A 55-year-old man was slashed to death in Battambang province’s Bavel district on Thursday, in what police have called an act of “vindictiveness”. Police said the suspect, 49, and the victim were at a dance party, where the victim made a speech that was not to the suspect’s liking. The suspect then grabbed a vegetable knife and slashed the victim three times. Police said the man confessed to the attack, saying that he was angry because the victim always mocked him, and that they had been arguing “for several days”.
Drunken general sent in for questioning
A military official was arrested after firing his gun into the air following a traffic accident in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Thursday. Witnesses said the official, a general, was “seriously drunk” when he crashed into another car. He then allegedly fired a shot into the air to threaten the other driver. Police arrested the drunken general and sent him in for questioning.
Taxi driver strangled, stabbed and robbed
A motorbike-taxi driver was found dead in a pool of water in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nob district on Thursday. The family of the 42-year-old victim, who was found with wounds on his neck, said a search was launched after he did not return by nightfall, and that his body was recovered quickly. Police have concluded that the perpetrator strangled the victim and stabbed his neck before robbing him and leaving him in the water.
Neighbour suspected of abusing underage girl
A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Friday. Police said the suspect offered to take the girl, the daughter of his neighbours, to school that day. While driving her to school, the man allegedly groped the girl, who then complained to her mother, who lodged a complaint with police.
Woman jumps off bridge after argument
A 21-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in Kandal province’s Ksach Kandal district after an argument with her mother. The woman allegedly told her mother during the argument that she was running away, and that her relatives shouldn’t try to find her. The mother told police that she assumed her daughter was simply staying with relatives, so she heeded her wishes. The woman’s body was found on Friday.