Police Blotter: 26 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 26 Mar 2012

Wedding helper, 23, dies from electrocution
A man, 23, was electrocuted at a wedding in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Friday. The man’s brother-in-law said the victim had been employed to assist at the wedding and was killed when he picked up a metal pole that had been knocked over by a car and it gave him an electric shock. Police ruled that the driver was not culpable. Nokorwat

Construction worker killed as wall collapses
A construction worker was killed when a wall collapsed at a building site in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Friday.  A witness said the site manager had instructed the victim to demolish some dilapidated brick walls, one of which fell and crushed him. The site manager, the site owners and police have been accused of colluding to keep the incident quiet by sending the dead man’s body to his homeland in Kampong Speu province the same day, the witness said. Rasmei Kampuchea

Robber shoots man, flees with motorbike
A 49-year-old father was shot and badly wounded when he intervened in a robbery in the capital’s Meanchey district on Friday. Police said an unknown attacker had assaulted the victim’s son and was stealing his motorbike when the man got involved. The thief was armed and shot him once in the right thigh before fleeing on the motorbike. Koh Santepheap

Family demands arrest over nuptials stabbing
A family has filed a complaint with the provincial court after police released a man they accuse of stabbing their relative in the eye at a wedding in Kampong Cham province’s Prey Chhor district. According to the complainants, the victim, aged 29, was attacked as he danced at the celebration. The family also wants 20 million riel in compensation. Kampuchea Thmey

Men confess to buffalo theft from shed: police
Two men, aged 43 and 48, were arrested in Banteay Meas district in Kampot province on Friday for allegedly stealing six buffalo. Police say three men broke into a shed and stole the cattle last Monday night. The pair in custody have confessed to the charges and police continue to hunt their accomplice. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly