APRIL 15: Hong Hun, 35, was sent to the provincial hospital after being
axed and seriously injured during a quarrel at 7 pm in Trapaing Kandoal village,
Kampong Cham province. Police said the victim was chopped once in the back by Savath,
who was angry after Hun stared at him while he was drinking wine with his friends.
APRIL 15: Two children were killed by lightning during a thunderstorm at
4:30 pm in Oda Leu village, Kam Rieng district, Battambang. Police said 7-year-old
Pum Sabcha and 12-year-old Rem Sawath died instantly while throwing water on each
other during the storm. Seven other children were also injured.
APRIL 16: Kham Ly, 33, was sent to hospital after attempting suicide at
around 8 pm in Pun Reay village, Kampong Thom province. Police said he cut his throat
in despair after he accidentally axed his 7-year-old son in the head while drunk.
APRIL 16: Pil Kosal, 24, was knifed to death during a quarrel at a dance
at 11:30 pm in Lek Pi village, Sa'ang district, Kandal. Police said Kosal was chopped
six times by his neighbors, Proeung Neang, 25, and Ren Baraing, 25, who were angry
after Kosal stepped on Neang's foot. The men escaped.
APRIL 16: Two workers, Men Sarin, 20, and Dy Sophearith, 18, were electrocuted
while catching fish in Trapaing Raing village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police
said the men died when they touched a steel net, which was accidentally live, at
a fishpond. The owners were arrested.
APRIL 16: Mom Orb, 38, was shot dead during a night-time robbery in Kaun
Thmart village, Kampong Cham province. Police said he was shot in the chest and arm
with an AK-47 by four unknown men. They escaped empty-handed after his wife called
APRIL 16: Trouy Hul, 42, was sent to hospital after being shot and severely
wounded at midnight in O Takruot village, Baveal district, Battambang. District Police
Chief Ou Proeung said Hul was shot in the chest after the driver of the smuggled
car he was in, defied a warning from soldiers to stop.
APRIL 17: A 35-year-old policeman, Rith, and his two children died instantly
during an accident at 10:30 am in Samrong village, Kampong Thom province. Police
said the victims were hit by a tourist car while on their motorbike. Rith's wife,
Top Sreng, was severely injured. The driver left the car behind and fled.
APRIL 17: A 27-year-old woman, Yim Chrep, was beaten to death during a
family quarrel in Andaung Kraloeng village, Kampong Cham province. Police said she
was murdered with a bamboo stick by her estranged husband, Kan Dy, 40, in a jealous
rage. Dy was later arrested.
APRIL 18: Doung Ruothana, 18, was found dead at 5:30 am in Troak Kandal
village, Kampong Chhnang province. Police said Ruothana, who had a drug problem,
shot himself once in the head.
APRIL 19: Nguyen Yang Minh, 37, a Vietnamese national, was found dead at
5 am in Sleng Roling village, Russei Keo district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
Police said Minh, who was a moto-taxi driver, was axed 14 times and the hatchet left
nearby. They suspect the motive was robbery as his motorbike was stolen.
APRIL 19: A 5-year-old girl, Ann Mom, was sent to Kantha Bopha hospital
after being seriously injured in a robbery at 3:30 pm in Chak Angre Loeu precinct,
Phnom Penh. Police said she was taken to the riverbank by her uncle, Thong Swit,
20, who tried to strangle her for her two gold earrings worth $6. Swit was arrested.
APRIL 19: San Mom, 35, a moto-taxi driver, was beaten and knifed to death
during a robbery at 10:15 pm in Chompous Khaek village, Kien Svay district, Kandal.
District Police Inspector Mang Pich said he was struck on the head with a hammer
and stabbed nine times while parking his bike to collect his fare. The two passengers
escaped with his bike.
APRIL 19: Kinh Yam, 29, a fisheries worker, was murdered while returning
from a dance at midnight in Mondul 1 village, Sihanoukville. Police said Yam was
strangled with a chain and stabbed seven times with a spear by five people who escaped.
They were angry after Yam tried to establish a relationship with a girl.
- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun