Police Blotter: 25 April 2003

Police Blotter: 25 April 2003

APRIL 12: The body of an unidentified 20-year-old man was found at 5:30 am

in a canal in Tuol Kork village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said the

man, who was wearing a T-shirt and black trousers, had been stabbed 20 times with

a knife, after reportedly arguing with a group of people.

APRIL 12: Kin Sarim, 38, a sawmill owner, was shot dead while watching

television at 10:30 pm in Tuol village, Kampong Speu province. His wife, Try Mom,

34, told police that four men in civilian clothing shot her husband in the stomach

and thigh, before escaping with 1.6 million riel in cash and seven damleung of gold.

APRIL 13: Soeun Chhoun, 60, was found dead in the early morning in Trapaing

Khlong village, Phnom Srouch district, Kampong Speu. Police said his throat had been

cut while he was returning from a dance the previous night. Police said the attack

likely stemmed from accusations by Chhounís neighbors that he was practicing sorcery.

APRIL 13: Sun Sary, 22, was sent to the provincial hospital for treatment

after being knifed in a night-time quarrel in Trach Chrum village, Kampong Cham.

Witness told police that one of five people chopped Sary in the head after he stepped

on that manís feet while dancing. Lors Rim, 22, was also chopped in the head when

he tried to prevent the fight. The assailants escaped.

APRIL 14: The naked body of a 30-year-old unidentified man was found in

the forest in Piem Ek village, Ek Phnom district, Battambang. Police said the man,

whose body was badly decomposed, was stabbed to death the previous week. The reason

for the killing is not known.

APRIL 14: Puon Porng, 18, a motodop driver, was knifed and severely injured

in a robbery at 7:30 pm in Veang Vong village, Sampov Loon district, Battambang.

A witness told police that Porngís passenger asked him to stop the bike so he could

urinate, then cut his throat and tried to steal the bike. However he escaped empty-handed

after passers-by intervened.

APRIL 15: Khim Kimsan, 23, was sent to Calmette Hospital after being knocked

down in a revenge attack at around 8 pm in Chrouy Changvar precinct, Russei Keo district,

Phnom Penh. Police said he was struck on the head with a stick by six people with

whom he had argued about a gambling debt three days earlier. The assailants escaped,

although one, Suon Seth, was later arrested.

APRIL 16: Mam Sony, 35, a policeman at the Ministry of Interior, was robbed

of his new motorbike while riding on Route 6A in Kien Khlaing village, Russei Keo

district, Phnom Penh. Sony told police that three robbers threatened him with a pistol,

then struck him on the head and stole his bike.

APRIL 16: Police are looking for Yon Vith, 35, after he was accused of

murder in Neamoeun Khoeung village, Tíbong Khmum district, Kampong Cham. Police said

Vith killed his friend, Sia Seth, 31, during a drunken argument. Seth was stabbed

several times in the stomach and died on the way to the provincial hospital.

APRIL 17: Thuy Khan, 36, was sent to hospital for treatment after being

knifed in a family argument at midnight in OíTras village, Stung Hao district, Sihanoukville.

Police said he was chopped twice by his wife, Bao Hoeun, 38, who had lost money while

gambling. Hoeun was angry because her husband would not let her sell their daughterís

earrings to allow her to resume gambling.

APRIL 17: Chan Chomroeun, 18, was knifed and seriously injured during a

revenge attack at 6 am while riding his motorbike in Rokar Loeu village, Kampong

Cham province. Police said he was stabbed twice in the stomach and once in the neck

by Long Veasna, 20, one of five people with whom he had argued at a dance-hall the

previous night. Police arrested Veasna on the scene.

APRIL 18: The body of an 11-year-old girl, Poeu Srey, was recovered from

the Prek Thnoat tributary in Prey Sopor village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts

of Phnom Penh. Police said the girl had been raped and murdered the previous evening

while returning from a dance.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun

Pheap

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