WOMAN ARRESTED IN STABBING DEATH
Kampong Chhnang provincial police on Sunday arrested Chea Sreynich, 25, for attacking her mother with a knife on July 20, inflicting fatal injuries. Police said that the attack occurred at their home after the mother, 64, blamed the accused for not being at home enough. She then attacked her mother with a knife and cut her on the foot. The mother was brought to the provincial hospital for medical treatment but succumbed to her injuries on August 22.
SENIOR CITIZEN HELD IN DOUBLE RAPE
Pursat provincial police on Monday arrested a 64-year-old man who is suspected of raping two underage girls, aged 8 and 9 years. Victims told police from Roleap commune that the incident occurred when they were visiting their grandmother’s home last Tuesday. While their grandmother was out of the house, the man appeared and raped the girls, threatening to kill them if they told anyone. The man than asked the two girls to be his wives. Police said the suspect confessed to the crime.
BOYFRIEND ACCUSED IN WIDOW’S MURDER
The body of a woman thought to have been killed by her boyfriend was found in Chhouk Sork lake in Takeo province on Saturday, four days after the suspected attack. Police said the woman, Moeung Kunthy, 38, a widow who lived with her two sons in Daun Keo town, was killed by her boyfriend, who then threw her body in the lake and is currently on the run from local authorities.
ARMED ROBBERS HIT B’BANG COUPLE
Five to six robbers invaded a house on Sunday night in Battambang province’s Banon district and severely injured the house’s owner. Masked and armed with a rifle, the robbers demanded gold and money, and then hit the female homeowner’s head with the weapon. After exchanging fire with police, the robbers fled after stealing almost 3 million riels (US$720) in cash and small a amount of gold.
THREE ARRESTED IN HEAVILY ARMED HEIST
On Friday, Svay Rieng provincial police sent three men to provincial court in connection with a robbery that occurred last Wednesday at the border. Armed with rifles, an ax and poles, eight robbers attacked a couple who were sleeping at their house in Svay Chrom district. Beating the husband unconscious, the suspects left with pieces of gold, 7 million riels and US$480 dollars.