Police Blotter: 21 Oct 2010

Police Blotter: 21 Oct 2010

Sleuths close case of March musical robbery
Police on Monday arrested a 26-year-old man accused of stealing musical instruments from a woman in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet town in March. According to police, one man was arrested immediately after stealing instruments from the woman, whereas the other suspect fled to Battambang province to elude police. However, he was arrested on Monday when he returned to visit his wife, and he has been sent to the provincial court for questioning.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Police on the hunt after
horticulturist’s murder Police are on the lookout for those involved in the robbing and killing of a vegetable farmer in Kampong Chhnang province last week. A group of construction workers discovered the 55-year-old man’s body floating in a pond and reported it to police, who examined the body and concluded that the victim had been robbed and murdered. The victim was reported missing on Wednesday last week.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Chicken farmer pays for not watching his back
A 21-year-old man was arrested last week after stabbing a man in the back during the Pchum Ben festival in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district, police said. They said the victim had punched the suspect, a chicken farmer, as the latter was showing the ladies his dance moves. Enraged, the suspect reportedly grabbed a knife and stabbed the man in the back. The victim was immediately sent to hospital with “serious wounds”, and the suspect fled the scene. However, he was later arrested and sent to the provincial court.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Suspect detained over rape of mentally ill girl
Police on Saturday arrested a 42-year-old man accused of raping a mentally ill woman while she was feeding cows in Kandal province. The mother of the victim filed a complaint to police, accusing the suspect of raping her daughter and sexually harassing her “a few times”. The first rape allegedly occurred last Friday, when the pair were tending water buffalo, and the latest incident allegedly occurred while the victim was taking straw to feed her cows. The suspect confessed to the charges.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Drunken woman hangs herself after boozy rant
A 52-year-old woman committed suicide in the bathroom of her house in Pursat town on Tuesday. Her daughter found her body at 6am while she was washing her face. The victim’s husband told police that she was “often drunk at night”. Police said the woman hanged herself with a piece of string at 2am, roughly an hour after she drunkenly cursed at a neighbour. Police said they did not know why the woman killed herself.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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