BABY FOUND DEAD, LIKELY KILLED
The body of a 19-month-old baby was found in a pond near Old Market market on Tuesday, a day after she went missing. Suos Davan had been twisted in the neck to death and her body thrown into the pond. Police believe she had been murdered because of the rancor between the victim’s parents and the murderer.
THREE DEAD IN HIT-AND-RUN COLLISION
Three men riding a motorbike died when they were involved in a collision with a van on Sunday. The accident occurred in Prek Ho commune, Takhmao district, Kandal province, with Chea Nan, 35, the driver of the van, escaping immediately after the incident. The three dead people were Chan Savy, Phal Thorn and Thorn Thol, who all lived in Takhmao district. Witnesses said the accident was caused by the van, which was travelling very fast.
GUNMEN STEAL GOLD WORTH MILLIONS
Six gunmen, each wearing a mask and a helmet, robbed four gold sellers in Banteay Chhma market, village and commune, Thma Puok district, Banteay Meanchey province, on Tuesday. Over 10 million riels worth of gold was stolen from vendors Soeun Chea, Kea, Thy, and Deb. Before the robbers left, they fired off a few rounds to threaten surrounding people. The robbers managed to escape despite being chased by the police. They dropped two motorbikes in the process.
BRIT PAYS FINE FOR ABUSING WOMAN
C Guh Gean, a 55-year-old British man, was made to pay US$20 to Preap Saty, 24, for hitting her at Restaurant Freedom where she was working. According the police, after C Guh Gean said some bad words to the victim, the pair got into a quarrel resulting in him slapping and squeezing the throat of the victim.
RICE PADDY BURNED BY REJECTED LABOUR
Police have arrested two suspects for setting fire to 30 hectares of dry rice straw at 9:30pm on Saturday in O’Kra Bauv village, Mong Russei district, Battambang province. The two arrested were Ma Mein, 26, and Nein Sol, 32, who live in the same village as the victim. Rice paddy owner Ho Hoeung, 58, said the two men had set fire to the crop as revenge for him not hiring them.