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Police Blotter: 27 August 2008

Police Blotter: 27 August 2008



Khim Ny, 44, was severely beaten by her husband on the right leg after she went to retrieve him from a gambling club about 200 metres from their family home in Kampong Cham Thursday. Khim Ny's husband broke her leg with a long pole after she rebuked him for gambling and not earning money for the family. The husband fled after nearby villagers called the police to intervene in the domestic violence. Khim Ny, who is now recovering in hospital, said that her husband used to break their 15-year-old son's legs and beat their daughter until she was unconscious.


Khin Ra, 32, died after her husband, Soum Van De, 25, struck her with an ax on the head and shoulders in Kampong Speu province Friday. The couple's neighbours said that they heard the pair quarreling loudly and then around a minute later saw Soum Van De running out of the house and crying for help, saying his wife wanted to chop him with an ax before fleeing the scene on a moto taxi. The police said that the dispute, which culminated in violence, was caused by the husband's infidelity and debts. The police are currently searching for Soum Van De, who remains at large.


Sao Seng, 34, a construction worker in Kandal province, was stabbed 18 times by unknown assailants in a case of robbery in Kandal province.

Villagers spotted Sao Seng lying on the side of the road on Sunday morning and promptly notified the authorities. Police said that the assailants, who remain at large, stole Sao Seng's motorbike before stabbing him to death.  Sao Seng's friend revealed that he was quite unhappy ever since he got divorced seven months ago.


A robbery of two Pochentong market gold sellers on their way home from work left two men dead in Phnom Penh's Russey Keo district on Saturday. Chan Seng Hour, 43, died after being shot twice in the back of the head when he came out of his house to intervene in the robbery. Ou Ratana, 46, a Santhormuk High School teacher, who came to help after Chang Seng Hour's wife ran to the nearby village to get him, was shot in the chest by the assailants and died on the way to the hospital.  The three assailants, who remain at large, were on a motorbike and stole jewellery and money to the value of US$2,000.


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