Police Blotter: 27 Jan 2012

Police Blotter: 27 Jan 2012

Man argues with wife, ‘burns down house’
Police in Pursat province’s Kandieng district sent a 27-year-old man to court on Wednesday for setting his house on fire. Police said the fire had gutted the man’s house but the blaze had been extinguished by his neighbours before it could spread to theirs. The man’s wife said he had returned home drunk and argued with her and her mother. He then set fire to the house. Koh Santepheap

Dead man fell from roof of car, police say
An unidentified man was found dead yesterday along national road 5 in Kampong Speu’s Samrong Tong district. Police said residents of the area had found the man near the road and he appeared to have died recently. After examining the body, police suggested that the man had fallen from the roof of a moving car, as there were no marks that sugges-ted foul play. Police took the body to a pagoda and are looking for the man’s family. Kampuchea Thmey

‘Drunk’ military cop hits, kills motorcyclist
A man died and another was injured in a traffic accident in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district on Wednesday. Police said a military police officer was drunk when the car he was driving collided with two motorcycles and crashed into a tree. One of the motorcyc-lists died at the scene and the other suffered serious injuries. Rasmey Kampuchea

Woman who lived with husband’s ex takes life
A 22-year-old woman hanged herself in the capital’s Tuol Kork district on Wednesday. Police said the woman, a sex worker, lived with her husband, his ex-wife and two children. The husband had found his wife after she hanged herself. According to him, his wife and ex-wife often argued and were jealous of each other. Rasmey Kampuchea

Drug charges laid after neighbours call police
A 32-year-old man was charged with drug trafficking in Battambang province’s Kamrieng district on Monday. Police said neighbours had reported that the man and his wife frequently sold drugs to clients in the area. When police raided their house, they caught the man with nine yama pills. Police are looking for his wife. Koh Santepheap


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