DELAY IN CASE OF CITY DRIVER WHO STRUCK GIRL
Officials in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district have abruptly postponed legal action against an apparently well-connected driver who struck a seven-year-old girl with her car. The driver ran into the girl on Saturday near a market in Tuol Kork. The driver was called into the district police station. But instead of showing up herself, other police officers came to deal with the case, claiming to represent her. As a result, the district police postponed investigating the case.
MEN ATTACK COPS AFTER HELMET SHENANIGANS
hree men in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district were arrested after they got into a fight with police, who were trying to fine the trio for not wearing helmets. Police said the three men had been nabbed while helmetless at a checkpoint on Monday. But the men drove off and returned later with a larger group in a car. They then ploughed the car into the police officers. One policeman was severely injured. The three men agreed to pay US$550 in compensation.
PHONE BORROWER HANGS SELF, POLICE SAY
Police in Pursat province said a 17-year-old man hanged himself from a mango tree after his sister badgered him about his penchant for borrowing phones from their neighbours. On Sunday, the man was watching television when his sister approached him and asked him to return phones he had borrowed from others, police said. But the man kept on watching TV in silence. Early the next morning, a neighbour saw the man’s body hanging from the mango tree. Police declared that the man killed himself because he was upset that his sister asked about the phones.
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT KILLS TWO, INCLUDING OFFICER
Two people are dead as a result of a traffic accident in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, police said. A police officer was one of the victims, along with an unidentified woman riding on the back of a motorbike. The accident occurred Monday when a car crashed into the motorbike. Police arrested the car driver, who is still being questioned.
ARREST MADE IN KANDAL RAPE CASE
A man in Kandal province was arrested on Sunday after he was accused of raping a young girl. Police said they arrested the suspect, 23, after receiving a complaint from the girl’s mother. The suspect has protested his innocence, police said.