COUPLE BURNS TO DEATH OVER SEX
A couple was burned to death after the husband, angry that his wife had not had sex with him for six months, lit their house on fire in Chhouk village, Samraong commune and district, Oddar Meanchey province, on Saturday, police said. Police identified the husband as Duk Saroeun, 35, and the wife as Hor Sidorn, 22. Villagers said the husband started the blaze with eight litres of petrol. Duk Saroeun died on the scene, and Hor Sidorn died on her way to hospital.
TAXI DRIVER RAPES TEENAGE GIRL
A 29-year-old taxi driver from Preah Vihear province, was arrested for raping a 15-year-old girl on Saturday. The suspect invited the victim to eat dessert at midnight and afterwards raped her at his friend's rented house in Traing village, Slakram commune, Siem Reap town. The victim lives with her older sister in Svay Dangkum village and commune, Siem Reap. The suspect first got to know the victim when he accidentally dialed her number.
WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG SUPICIONS
A general goods saleswoman, Touch Sabun, 56, was arrested on suspicion of selling illegal drugs on Saturday at her house in Ou Bei Choan village and commune in Banteay Meanchey province. Police found 40 pills of yama. The suspect confessed that she has been dealing illegal drugs for nearly two years. She used to buy them at 120 baht (US$3.50) and sell at 140 baht per pill.
RESIDENTS NAB MAN IN CHAIN SNATCHING
Following the robbery of a necklace from a 23-year-old American tourist, two suspected thieves got into a motorbike accident and one of them was caught by nearby residents. The incident happened while the victim and three of her friends were travelling in a tuk-tuk on Monday on Sisowath Quay in Chey Chumneah commune, Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh. The suspect seized was Um Sarath, male, 23.
BURGLARS CAUGHT RED-HANDED
Three burglars were caught red-handed by Tuol Kork police at 1:30am on Sunday as they attempted to steal a DVD player at #9Q, Street 265, Teouk La'ork 3 commune, Phnom Penh.