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Police Blotter: 21-03-2011

Police Blotter: 21-03-2011

Man injured in sword attack at wedding
Police are looking for three men accused of critically injuring a 19-year-old man last week in Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Tralach district. Police said an altercation erupted while the victim and a woman were attending a wedding party. Three assailants with swords attacked the victim in the head, shoulder and elbow while he was talking to the woman under a tree before fleeing the scene. Police concluded that the attack was likely motivated by revenge. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Police arrest man for drug trafficking
A 26-year-old man was arrested in Banteay Meanchey’s Malai district on Saturday for possession and trafficking of illegal drugs. Police said they arrested the suspect at his home and seized 52 yama, or methamphetamine, pills, some of which had been hidden inside his body, adding that the suspect admitted to purchasing the drugs near the Thai border and planning to sell them in Phnom Penh and in the provinces. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Husband takes poison after wife leaves him
A 47-year-old man in Kampong Cham’s Krouch Chhmar district swallowed poison on Friday after his wife left him for another man, but neighbours intervened to save his life. Police said the man, who took the poison at home in front of his children, was taken to a local hospital. The victim said he had five children and that his wife had taken up with a boyfriend and neglected the family while he was away working in another province. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Woman struck and killed by drunken driver
A 27-year-old woman was killed and her sister was injured on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district after being struck by a vehicle while walking along the street. A witness said the vehicle struck the victim, killing her at the scene, and that the driver was apprehended by other witnesses while trying to flee and turned over to police. The driver said he was drunk and did not mean to kill the victim, police said, adding that he was being detained pending an agreement on compensation and that his vehicle had been confiscated. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Farmer accidentally burns house down
The house of a farmer in Banteay Meanchey province’s Preah Netr Preah district burned to the ground on Friday, though no one was injured and the fire did not spread to adjacent homes, police said. The wife of the farmer said the blaze ignited after her husband set fire to dead tree near the home. The fire then spread to the home, destroying rice stored there as well as all the family’s belongings, the wife said. KOH SANTEPHEAP

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