Domestic worker hurt in dash for freedom
A 23-YEAR-OLD domestic worker was seriously injured after she jumped over the fence of her employer’s home on Monday. Police said that she came from Kampong Thom province and she decided to find work in Phnom Penh. She was forced to do housework every day and night with little rest and meager pay. She wanted to visit her family but her employer refused, so she decided to jump over the fence and fell, injuring her feet. She has since been sent to hospital.
Suspect arrested over rape of teenager
POLICE in Kampong Thom’s Prasat Sambor district arrested a 27-year-old man on Monday as a suspect in the rape of a 17-year-old girl. The victim said that they had known each other for more than three months and they went to a wedding party together, where the suspect allegedly fell in love with her. He offered to take her home, which she agreed to, but then raped her on the way and escaped.
Football game results in a stabbing frenzy
Three men were severely injured after they stabbed each other over a dispute in Kampong Chhnang’s Rolea Ba’ier district on Tuesday. Police said the three men are friends and played football together in a pagoda when a fight erupted because one of them kicked a football at another one’s head and knives were pulled. They were sent to hospital, yet witnesses said that they are cruel people because they fought over a such a small problem and nearly stabbed each other to death.
Lack of lights leads to motorcyclist’s death
A 22-year-old man was killed in a traffic accident that left another man seriously injured on his arms and legs in Svay Rieng’s Svay Chrum district on Monday. Police said that the accident was completely the fault of the victim who drove a motorbike without his headlights on when another motorbike crashed into him and both of them were sent to hospital. Police said that if the victim wore a helmet, he would not have died.
Police found to have long memories
Police in Siem Reap’s Angkor Chum district arrested a 37-year-old man who is suspected of committing a robbery in 2005. Police said that after the robbery the suspect escaped to Thailand and worked there for more than five years without suspicion. He had hoped that police had forgotten the case, but when he returned to Siem Reap to visit his family police arrested him on an arrest warrant pertaining to the theft of a victim’s motorbike in 2005.