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Police Blotter: 24 Aug 2009

Police Blotter: 24 Aug 2009

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Ten-year-old Hing Srey Leak was pierced in the neck with an arrow on Friday morning while she was hunting for frogs with her 15-year-old aunt, Roth Chhaily. Luckily, the victim was saved by an operation at Svay Rieng provincial hospital. The incident occurred near the family home in Rumdul district, Svay Rieng province. Roth Chhaily was aiming her arrow at a frog, but missed and ended up hitting her niece, who was standing nearby.

A drunken man jumped off Chroy Changvar bridge on Tuesday afternoon, but was, fortunately, rescued by police who were patrolling the river. Police identified the man as 26-year-old Hok Moung Rith of Phnom Penh's Meanchey district. After his rescue, the man seemed to be too drunk to answer questions, so his reason for jumping was not clear. He told police only that he had drunk too much and wanted to jump for fun.

Two men were injured in a conflict that happened on Thursday night in Phnom Penh's Tuol Sangke commune, Russey Keo district. A government official was wounded in the left ear by a moto-taxi driver whom he had punched in the face. The driver was then arrested by the police. The dispute was caused when, while cleaning his motorbike, the driver inadvertently sprayed dust on the official's wife.

A man from Phnom Penh's Choam Chao commune, Dangkor district, was sentenced on Friday to nine years in prison after being convicted of human trafficking. The charges stemmed from an incident in June 2007, when the man forced his wife to have sex with another man to settle a US$15 debt. The perpetrator was then arrested after his wife reported the incident to local police.


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