Jan 7: Dis Sop, 51, was seriously injured and his son, Dol Man,8, was killed
when a hand grenade was thrown into their house in Kampot district, Kampot. The motivation
for the killing is not known as the criminal escaped.
Jan 8: Hieng Sokan, 30, was chopped and seriously injured while he was sleeping
in his house in Kandal Stung district, Kandal. The victim's wife said that Sokan
tried to arrest a man who intended to break into his mother's house earlier that
evening but the man escaped. Sokan then told his neighbors to be careful that night.
A local authority said the man wanted to kill Sokan because he was angry with him
for telling other people.
Jan 9: Ros Serei, 31, was found dead in Prek Eng commune, Kieng Svay district,
Kandal. An inspection of the body found that he was chopped on his head and neck
then dumped into a river. The motivation for the killing is not known as the criminal
has not been arrested.
Jan 9: An unidentified man was shot dead in Phsar Kandal 1 precinct, Daun
Penh district after he stole a side mirror from a car. Sar Sa Ath told police at
the spot just after the incident that he shot the man but later at the district military
police headquarters he denied saying that the victim was shot with K-54 hand gun,
and he carries only Roulo hand gun.
Jan 10: Som Meay, 10, was seriously injured when he hit an unexploded ordnance
while he was digging a hole to drop his visiting card in Sithbo commune, Sa Ang district,
Jan 11: Sou Rithy, 32, was shot dead with an AK-47 in Chom Chao precinct,
Dangkor district. Police at the spot said that revenge was the motivation for the
killing. The criminal escaped.
Jan 12: The body of Chhim Sreydy, 6, was found floating in Tonle Sap river
in Russei Keo district. A local newspaper reported that she had been beaten then
dumped into the river. The victim's mother, Chhim Srey, 39 said her daughter was
killed during an attempt to steal her jewelry worth about $35. The criminal escaped.
Jan 12: Ly Hieng, 25, was shot dead with an AK-47 while his uncle, Seng Hao,
50, was kidnapped in Phsar Kandal 2 precinct, Daun Penh district. A witness said
that Hieng was trying to stop kidnappers from taking his uncle when he was shot and
Jan 12: A worker at a plywood processing factory in Baray district, Kampong Thom,
Ly Chhay, 54, was shot with an AK-47 and seriously injured by the factory security
guard, Chhan Hoeung, 30. A local newspaper reported that Hoeung was angry with the
factory manager, Ngo Chong Phan, because the latter ordered Hoeung to bring back
the plywood he just stole and he tried to shoot Phan but Chhay was injured by accident.
Hoeung has been arrested.
Jan 14: Yin Dan, 41, died after his mother-in-law, Srom Sron, 56, threw battery
acid into his face, mouth and eyes while he was sleeping in Sron's house in Sa Ang
district, Kandal. Sron, who has been arrested, said she had been raped by Dan four
times and Dan threatened to kill her if she complained to anyone about the matter.
Jan 14: Phean Rithy, 24, was arrested after he used a plastic hand gun to rob
a motor taxi driver, Yan Sonheang, 28, of his motor bike in Phsar Damkor precinct,
Toul Kork district. Rithy said he robbed Sonheang because he was angry with another
robber who robbed him of his motor bike three days before.
Jan 14: Lim Srep, 25, Rin Roan, 14, and Chhim Chhourn, 30, were seriously
injured when one of them hit an UXO while they were making a path in Srey Santhor
district, Kampong Cham.
Jan 14: Khiev Boren, 32, was shot and injured and his wife and brother-in-law
shot dead while they were having dinner in their house in Prey Nop district, Sihanoukville.
The motivation for the killing is not known as the criminal escaped.
Jan 15: A top businesswoman, Yos Sokuntheary, 35, was shot in her cheek and
neck and is in critical condition in hospital when she left the Commercial Center
office on Monivong Blvd in 7 Makara district. Police said revenge was the motivation
for the shooting. The gunmen escaped.
Jan 15: The body of Hou Yanchov, 21, was found floating in the Tonle Bassac.
Police said the victim drowned when he fell into the river drunk.
Jan 15: A high school student, Say Sopheap, 18, was strangled to death and
his motorbike stolen in Takhmao district, Kandal. The criminal escaped.
Jan 15: Prom Chhan, 35, was shot dead while sitting with his wife in Phnom
Srourch district, Kampong Speu. Police said revenge was the motivation for the killing.
The criminal escaped.
Jan 16: Meas Botra, 26, was shot dead with a K-54 hand gun by his friend while
they were drinking in Boeung Keng Kang 1 precinct, Chamkar Mon district. A witness
said that the victim had quarreled with his friend at the time of the incident. The
Jan 18: A security guard at a construction site on the corner of Kampuchea
Krom and Monivong Blvd, Chow Hengkok, 58, was killed at the site and robbed of his
jewelry and money. The criminal escaped.