Police Blotter: 21 June 2002

Police Blotter: 21 June 2002



JUNE 7: Leuk Rabondit, 32, an employee at the French Embassy, was sent

to Calmette Hospital after being shot in a suspected revenge attack at midnight

in Boeung Pralit precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said he was shot in the chest with

a K-59 handgun after getting off a motodup. Police said the bullet came from a

neighboring house.

JUNE 8: The body of a 36-year-old man, Phay Sokun, was found in a

forest in Trapaing Loeuk village, Oudong district, Kampong Speu. Police said

Sokun, who was married with four children and lived in Kambol village, Kandal

province, was shot in the forehead and waist. They suspect robbery was the

motive as his motorbike was stolen.

JUNE 8: A 20-year-old woman, Ven Chanthan, was found hanged at 4 pm in

a guest house in Boeung Kak 1 precinct, Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh. Police

said Chanthan probably hanged herself after arguing with her husband the

previous night, but are investigating other possibilities.

JUNE 8: Two children died and two others were seriously injured after

an M-79 mortar exploded at 11:30 pm in Prey Pongra village, Ang Snuol district,

Kandal. Police said the victims, a 9-year-old girl, Sia Soklang, and a

13-year-old boy, Tout Nga, died instantly when the shell exploded while they

were watching a play.

JUNE 8: Soeun Sochea, 25, was axed and severely injured after he stole

a cucumber in Choup Krao village, Kampong Cham province. Police said he was

chopped in the chest by Chroeun, the owner of the cucumber farm.

JUNE 9: The body of a 3-month-old baby was found on a pile of garbage

on Route 5 in Khlaing Saing village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police had

no further information about the baby's death, but said disease was not the


JUNE 9: A 15-year-old girl was the victim of an attempted rape around

5 pm while looking after her family's cows at a paddy field in Tuol Sambour

village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. The accused, Kem

Saron, 21, who left the monkhood three months ago, was arrested by the girl's

family while trying to escape and handed over to the authorities.

JUNE 9: Ke Phoeun, 37, was shot and severely wounded during a robbery

at 7:30 pm in Daun Tom village, Barai district, Kampong Thom. District police

deputy commander Seng Socheat said Phoeun was shot four times with an AK-47 by

15 robbers who then kidnapped his children for 10 million riels ransom. The

children were victims of a 5 million riel ransoming in 1998.

JUNE 9: Yor Det, 36, was arrested for murder after police found him

hiding in the forest near Thmei village, Phnom Srouch district, Kampong Speu.

Provincial police deputy commissioner Chea Vuth said Det's neighbor, 75-year-old

Ung Ieng, had been shot dead with a homemade gun two weeks earlier after she had

argued with him about a land boundary.

JUNE 10: Chheng Vichhay, 46, a pharmacist, was knifed to death in a

night-time revenge attack in front of his guest house in Sethibo village, Sa'ang

district, Kandal. Police said Vichhay, who came from Prek Doung village, Kien

Svay district, was lured outdoors then chopped nine times by two neighbors,

Voeun Toeu, 35, and Sin Nok, 24. The men were later arrested.

JUNE 10: Ouk Phalla, 42, a fruit seller, was shot and wounded in a

robbery at 11:15 pm while walking home in Tuol Svay Prey 1 precinct, Phnom Penh.

Police said she was shot in the chest with a K-59 handgun by two people who

escaped on a motorbike. The thieves stole her purse containing 1.8 million riel,

a one damleung platinum necklace and her four chi platinum earrings.

JUNE 10: Iem Chamroeun, 26, was beaten and severely injured while

talking with a monk at Moha Montrei pagoda in the Olympic commune, Phnom Penh.

Police said Chamroeun, who is married with two daughters, was attacked by her

husband, Rith Kosal, 30, who accused her of having an affair with the monk.

Kosal was later arrested.

JUNE 10: A 9-year-old girl was sent to Kantha Bopha Hospital after

being raped and left unconscious in Chong Kaosu village, Siem Reap province.

Police said the girl was taken out of her house while asleep at midnight then

raped. Police are searching for the rapist, but suspect her father may have been

involved as he used to hit her regularly.

JUNE 11: A 14-year-old boy, Khleung Saroeun, was killed during an

explosion in Trapaing Tatoeng village, Ang Snuol district, Kandal. Police said

he died instantly after throwing an M-79 mortar out of a rice field where he was

tending his cows.

JUNE 12: A 5-year-old boy, Le Wang Yabao, went missing during a

rainstorm around 4 pm in Boeung Salang commune, Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh.

Police said the boy, the son of Le Thoeung Thanlin, was swept away after

slipping into a drain while playing with other children on Mao Tse Tung


JUNE 12: Kong Bunthoeun, 41, a moto-repairer, was electrocuted at 5:30

pm in Tumnop Teuk commune, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. Police said

Bunthoeun's house was flooding during a rainstorm and he died while trying to

fix a lamp.

JUNE 13: A 61-year-old woman, Kong Chheung, was beaten and seriously

injured during a robbery at 3 am in Svay Chrum village, Battambang province.

Police said she was struck to the ground with the butt of an AK-47 after

refusing to hand over money and jewelry to eleven masked gunmen. The robbers

escaped after stealing a motorbike, jewelry and cash.

JUNE 13: Chan Hoeun, 65, was beaten and severely injured during a

family quarrel at 1:30 pm in Boeung Salang commune, Tuol Kork district, Phnom

Penh. Police said she was struck with a stick by her daughter, Ton Muyheng, 36.

Muyheng was angry after her mother hit her when she was quarreling with her

brother over electricity. Muyheng was arrested.

JUNE 13: Sreng Thy, 28, a truck driver with the Man Saron Company, was

sent to the Kampong Cham provincial hospital after being wounded during a

night-time robbery while driving his truck on Route 6 in Mariam Tiek village,

Tbong Khmum district. Police said he was shot in the stomach with an AK-47 by

six gunmen. The other driver, Ren, was shot in the leg.

JUNE 14: An 11-year-old girl, Moeun Pin, was killed by lightning while

watching television during a thunderstorm in Khpab Kroam village, Sa'ang

district, Kandal.

JUNE 15: One person died and sixteen others were sent to Calmette

Hospital after being injured during an accident at 3 am on National Road 6 in

Skun district, Kampong Cham province. Police said the victims, SRP members in

the province, were hit by a truck while on their way to join the party congress

in the capital.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and

Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun Pheap


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