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Police Blotter: 21 November 2003

Police Blotter: 21 November 2003

NOVEMBER 7: Yem Seak, 34, the chief of Depot Police Station, was robbed of

his new motorbike while using a public phone at 9:30 pm on Street 233 in Psar Depot

1 commune, Phnom Penh. Seak said a robber aimed at him with a handgun and threatened

to kill him, then escaped on his bike.

NOVEMBER 7: A policeman, Ouk Kimmara, 31, committed suicide at his office

in the Ministry of Interior. Police said Kimmara shot himself in the head with an

AK-47. It was rumored that he had been ill for a long time.

NOVEMBER 7: Mak Nget, 22, was arrested after he raped a 13-year-old girl in

Sre Chroeu village, Kampot province. Police said Nget threatened to kill her if she

told her parents.

NOVEMBER 8: Police arrested one of ten gangsters, Kim Vuthy, 28, as he tried

to escape on a motorbike after a robbery in Psar Thmei precinct, Phnom Penh. Police

said the man tried to evade arrest after he and his accomplices stole a motorbike

from a 25-year-old woman, Luy Sovan, who was beaten and knocked down while having

dinner on the street.

NOVEMBER 8: Lon Soklim, 18, a construction worker, was electrocuted while

shocking fish at 10 am in Prek Takong village, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. Police

said Soklim died instantly when he touched his electrocution equipment.

NOVEMBER 8: A girl of 16 and a woman,18, were raped by five men while returning

home from a pagoda during the water festival in Saing Raing village, Baveal district,

Battambang. The rapists escaped.

NOVEMBER 8: Nhim Chhunly, 31, was axed and seriously injured during an argument

at 6 pm in Prey Khdouch village, Takeo province. Police said Chhunly was chopped

twice on the head by Ny Nart, 38, who was later arrested. Police said Nart would

be freed if he agreed to pay 1.5 million riels to Chhunly for medical treatment.

Nart refused, saying he was poor.

NOVEMBER 9: A 30-year-old unidentified man was found dead at 7 pm on the footpath

of Pochentong Boulevard in Cham Chao commune, Dangkor district, on the outskirts

of Phnom Penh. Police said the man, probably a motodop driver, was apparently murdered

with an ax in the early evening. They presumed revenge was the motive as his motorbike

was not stolen.

NOVEMBER 10: A poor farmer, Vorn Tan, 38, was gunned down with an AK-47 by

a Thai policeman while walking at 9 pm in Sra Nge village, Sakeo province in Thailand,

near the Cambodian border. Sam Sith, a deputy chief of police in Banteay Meanchey,

said Tan had been wearing a Cambodian soldier's uniform and carrying a rifle when

he was shot, though he was not a soldier. He had gone toThailand looking for work.

NOVEMBER 10: Lim Bunly, 16, was knifed and severely injured while returning

home from the water festival in Phnom Penh. Bunly told police a group of seven gangsters

blocked his path and demanded money, then chopped him on the head when he refused.

NOVEMBER 11: Soeun Seat, 23, was sent to a hospital in Vietnam after attempting

suicide at 4:15 pm in Spean village, Peam Chor district, Prey Veng. Police said Seat

drank insecticide as his wife made him angry during an argument.

NOVEMBER 11: Oung Vuthy, 44, was electrocuted at 4:15 pm in Bek Chan village,

Ang Snoul district, Kandal province. A neighbor told police that Vuthy climbed up

an electric post to take a kite down for his son, but the moment he touched an electric

wire he dropped to the ground. Vuthy suffered severe head injuries and died on the

way to the district hospital.

NOVEMBER 11: A 50-year-old woman and her 18-year-old daughter were raped while

riding a bicycle to their home at 8 pm in Sdok Reach village, Kampong Chhnang province.

The woman told police that three gangsters raped her three times and raped her daughter

four times, then escaped. Police arrested one of the alleged rapists, Huol Sophiny,

18.

NOVEMBER 12: Meat Malilen, 21, was robbed of her motorbike while parking in

front of the Kirirom cinema to shelter from rain at 1:40 pm in Veal Vong commune,

Phnom Penh. Malilen told police that two robbers hit her on the head with the butt

of a handgun then escaped on her bike. Police sent the girl to a clinic for treatment

as she had severe head injuries.

NOVEMBER 12: Khel Phal, 24, committed suicide at 8:30 am in Kandal Koh village,

Kandal province. Police said Phal died from poison as a bottle of insecticide was

found near the body. His wife told police that her husband was angry and killed himself

after he had argued with her over money.

NOVEMBER 12: Mao Chandin, 27, died on the way to a district hospital after

being shot at 7:30 pm in Khtum Lich village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Chandin

was shot in the chest with an AK-47 while speaking on a phone at her house. Police

suspect revenge was the motive as the gunman escaped empty-handed. Chandin had been

leaving her husband for another man.

NOVEMBER 13: Ly Sreng, 22, was sent to a hospital for treatment after being

knifed during a night-time robbery in Veal Vong precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said

Sreng was stabbed in the neck and stomach by his friend, Vong Sophal, 19, who was

arrested while trying to escape with his friend's computer and mobile phone.

NOVEMBER 14: Police arrested Neat Chhin, 48, for a murder in Chhoeu Tial Phlous

village, Takeo province. Police said Chhin killed his cousin while trying to steal

his property the previous night. Pho Phal, 36, was stabbed in the chest and died

at the scene.

NOVEMBER 14: Chheav Chan, 39, died at a district hospital after he was knocked

down in a drinking argument at around 8 pm in Sala Visey village, Prasat Balaing

district, Kampong Thom. Police said Chan was struck on the head with a stick by his

brother, Chheav Chhoeun, 35, was arrested. Both were drunk, and Chhoeun was angry

after his brother chopped him in the arm with a knife.

NOVEMBER 15: Don Samuon, 34, under-secretary of state for the Ministry of

Information, had jewelry worth $60,000 stolen while he was asleep at his villa in

Boeng Kak 2 precinct, Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh. Police suspect some staff staying

in his villa had been involved with the thief because the doors were opened with

the house owner's key.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun

Pheap

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