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Police Blotter: 22 Apr 2010

Police Blotter: 22 Apr 2010


A 52-year-old Cambodian-American man is desperately searching for his intended wife following her mysterious disappearance on the day the happy couple was to wed. The man reported his fiancée missing Sunday in Battambang town. The man told police he came from abroad to marry his Khmer sweetheart because he loves her very much and she agreed to get hitched. But the woman somehow disappeared Sunday. Police speculated that the woman must have been robbed or forcibly taken away by someone, somewhere. Police are on the case.

A man has died after he was electrocuted while trying to set up festive lights for a family party. The 27-year-old man’s mother said her son was decorating the house in anticipation of the shindig. But he died after touching some lights, and his mother speculated that her son’s hand must have been wet when he touched an electric wire. Battambang police said the man was careless for touching the wire after it had rained and the land was soaked with water. The man’s family tried to rush him to hospital, but doctors could not save his life.

A 20-year-old woman who said she was the victim of rape has demanded US$2,500 in compensation from her accused assailant. Police in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district said the suspect admitted to raping the woman, telling them that he loved the victim, but that the victim’s family did not love him, so he decided to rape her. The victim’s friend said the victim was a factory worker whose roommate was out the day she was assaulted. The friend said she helped the woman file a complaint to police.

A 32-year-old man accused of theft killed himself with his own gun when cornered by police, officials in Kampong Cham reported. Police said they received a complaint from a local woman that the accused thief had stolen her motorbike and escaped. Police caught up to the suspect and intended to arrest him. But the man, seeing that he had nowhere to go, pulled a gun and fired on himself. He died at the scene. Police said the man was “very clever” because he had managed to rob and steal several times. The person who filed a complaint to police said the man robbed her at gunpoint. Her motorbike has been returned.


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