LOCAL AND THAI COPS DIFFER OVER DEATH
A 48-year-old man from Battambang province was found dead in a bamboo forest across the border in Thai territory on Saturday, officials said. Police speculated that the death was because of “business revenge”. The man may have died after being beaten to death, because his body was found with bruises on his face and neck, the cops said. Thai police have told their Cambodian counterparts that the man died after he was strangled with is own krama.
MAN IMPALES HIMSELF ON CYCLO WOOD LOAD
A 23-year-old man died instantly in a traffic accident after he impaled himself when he slammed into the back of a cyclo transporting a pile of wood. The incident happened Friday in the capital’s Meanchey district. Witnesses reported seeing the man driving down a street in the same direction as the cyclo. The man ploughed into the cyclo, dying instantly. The cyclo’s driver fled and has not been found.
STUDENT HIT BY BRICK AS EXAM RESULTS RELEASED
A 19-year-old student was injured after someone chucked a brick at his head in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district Friday. The incident happened at the Koh Pich centre as exam results were being released for Grade 12 students. Police said the male victim was talking on his phone when he was struck in the head. The alleged perpetrators attempted to flee, police said, but two suspects were arrested and allegedly confessed to hucking the brick.
SUICIDE FOLLOWS MARRIAGE REJECTION
A 21-year-old man was found strangled to death in Kampong Speu Sunday in what his family says was a suicide. The man’s sister said her brother complained that he had a headache and looked upset shortly before he died. The man’s father said his son had brought his out-of-town girlfriend home to visit the family and proposed that he marry her. But because the father was busy and poor, he said no.
BEATING DEATH SPARKED BY REVENGE, POLICE SAY
A 25-year-old man was beaten to death in Kampong Chhnang province Saturday, police said. Investigators said they spotted sticks and broken glass near the man’s body. Police then concluded that the attack was one of revenge because the perpetrators had been drinking at the same establishment as the victim and apparently waited for him.