WIFE ACCUSED OF MURDER, 5 YEARS ON
Following the issuance of a Phnom Penh Municipal Court warrant, police arrested Em Chanthy Wednesday in Siem Reap for allegedly killing her husband Sam Sokhom five years ago. The warrant was issued in response to a lawsuit filed by the victim's father. He accused Em Chanthy of colluding with another man to kill his son.
SON ALLEGEDLY BEATS MOTHER TO DEATH
Chhan Soeun, 55, was beaten to death with a piece of wood by her 36-year-old son, Nhang Reth, while trying to stop a conflict between Nhang Reth and his younger brother police said. The incident occurred Tuesday at their house in Beoung Rey village, Prek Prasab district, Kratie province. Police said the conflict began when Nhang Reth got drunk and attempted to destroy the TV that his younger brother was watching.
ARMED ROBBERS NAB 10 DAMLUNG OF GOLD
Six armed robbers stole 10 damlung (370 grams) of gold on Tuesady from a farmer's house in Meanrith village, Kandal commune, Teouk Chhou district, Kampot province. One of the farmer's relatives, Kheng Horn, 54, said she was punched in the face, adding that other members of the family were beaten with guns. The robbers successfully escaped.
FIVE DRUG-DEALING YOUTHS ARRESTED
Acting on a tip from a local villager, military police arrested five people as they were dealing and using illegal drugs Tuesday in Phnom Penh's Meanchey district. The suspects range in age from 19 to 22.
DEPRESSED WIFE HANGS HERSELF
Nhak Khim, 53, hanged herself in her house in Poun Khang Cheung village, Cheach commune, Kamchay Mea district, Prey Veng province Tuesday evening after having been criticised by her husband for excessive drinking.
MAN ACCUSED OF TAKING COUSIN'S BIKE
Police in Banteay Meanchey province arrested Kuoy Phirum, 26, on Monday on suspicion that he stole his cousin's motorbike last week. The arrest was carried out after the owner reported the suspect to the police. Police said Kuoy Phirum had managed to sell the motorbike by the time he was arrested.