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Police Blotter: 25 Sep 2008

Police Blotter: 25 Sep 2008



Rom Sorya, 38, an official at the Ministry of Commerce in Phnom Penh, committed suicide by jumping from the roof of his house at 2:30am Tuesday. Rom Sorya's family said that he suffered from a "chronic nervous disease" and that he already attempted to commit suicide on two previous occasions. The man's body has been taken to a Phnom Penh pagoda for cremation.


Khun Hun, 42, was arrested by the police for beating up his wife and killing a cow, a dog and two hens in Battambang province at 11pm Saturday. The police said that Khun Hun killed the animals in a drunken rage at his wife because she ran away from home after he physically assaulted her and that he was eating dog meat with his friend when they arrived at his house to arrest him. The man's wife, Long Chroeun, 35, has now lodged a complaint against her husband and the police have filed a report to send Khun Hun to appear in court.


Chaem Hoeun,  36, attempted to commit suicide by eating poison because she was angry at her seven children for not helping her with housework in Koh Tkov commune, Chul Kiri district at 9:30am Monday. The woman's husband said that his wife has been very sad and rarely talked, and that on the day of the incident she unsuccessfully tried to get their seven children to help her cut grass behind the family home. According to Chaem Hoeun's husband, he discovered his wife vomiting behind the house approximately an hour after their children refused to help her. Chaem Hoeun has been taken to the hospital where doctors are fighting to save her life.


Sam Oeun, 36, committed suicide by hanging herself because she was angry at her husband for physically and verbally abusing her when he was drunk, and not helping her to financially support the family in Oral village, Kampong Speu province Monday. The woman's neighbours said that on the day of the incident they saw the couple arguing over lunch and Sam Oeun's sulky husband leaving the house in a huff to go to the family farm land. The dead woman was discovered when her children came home from school and alerted the neighbours.


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