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Police Blotter: 27 January 2006

Police Blotter: 27 January 2006

JANUARY 11: Police are looking for Sam Rin, 36, who is accused of

organizing the revenge murder of Khan Bunthoeun, 24, at 6:30pm in Koh Chamroeun

village, Kandal province. Police said Rin and two accomplices, Au Phally, 30,

and Rean Phirin, 29, escaped after knifing Bunthoeun, who later died at Calmette


JANUARY 13: Ros Nam, 24, was axed in the head and

severely injured in a nighttime argument at a wedding party dance in Kbal Thnal

village, Svay Reang province. A bystander told police the argument happened

after Nam stepped on the foot of Soeu Samnang, 24, while rock-dancing. Nam was

sent to a provincial hospital, then was transferred to a hospital in Vietnam.

Samnang was later arrested.

JANUARY 14: Police arrested three

people after a 24-year-old woman accused them of raping her the previous day in

Nikum village, Battambang province. The suspects were identified from a police

line-up as Chhoeu Poch, 22, Yim Phon, 36, and An Hon, 25. The woman told police

they raped her in a rice field where she was harvesting with her


JANUARY 14: A 12-year-old girl, Ken Chansin, was found

dead in the morning in Chroa Norm village, Kampong Cham province. Police who

inspected the scene said the girl had been raped then murdered the previous day

while looking after her family's cows.

JANUARY 14: Ke Chrep, 31,

was arrested for a murder she committed at 9:30am in Treng Trayoeng village,

Kampong Speu province. Police said Chrep killed a nephew, Sok Routha, 8, with a

hoe then dumped the body down a deep well. Police said Chrep had had a mental

problem after her husband, Ban Bin, 34, was arrested a week earlier for torching

a neighbor's house during an argument.

JANUARY 14: A boy who

tended cows, Soy Rim, 16, was killed when a B-40 bomb exploded in the afternoon

at a rice field in Trapaing Thom village, Kampong Speu province. Soun Chan, a

deputy commissioner of Phnom Srouch district, said the bomb exploded when Rim

tried to open it for recycling.

JANUARY 15: Four employees of a

Christian Bible school in Sihanoukville were arrested for fatally injuring a

Vietnamese man, Nguyen Yaing Theav, 40, in Sihanoukville. Police said the

assailants, Keo Kimsan, 19, Kong Soeun, 22, Routh Chek, 23, and Ly Sochit, 20,

told police Nguyen was trying to steal school property. Nguyen was struck with a

stick and later died at a hospital from massive head injuries.


16: Cambodian People's Party Senator Thong Chon was robbed of his mobile

phone at 11:45am at a garage where he was getting his car repaired in Srah Chak

commune, Phnom Penh. Chon said he was sitting on a chair talking on his phone

when one of two robbers, who wore student uniforms, aimed a K-59 handgun at him,

seized his phone then escaped on a motorbike.


tailor, Suy Sinoeun, 24, was shot dead at 7:20pm during a robbery while speaking

on a mobile phone on his motorbike parked in Teuk Laak 3 commune, Phnom Penh. A

bystander said two robbers aimed a K-54 handgun at Sinoeun and shot him once in

the head when he tried to resist them. The robbers then escaped on Sinoeun's


JANUARY 17: Police arrested Sien Vichhay, 20, after he

robbed his boss, Bae Sung Yong, 40, a Korean national, who owned Suwarae in

Thnal village, Siem Reap province. Chao Mao Rirak, deputy chief of foreign

office, said Vichhay and two accomplices who escaped stole a gold ring, a mobile

phone and $7,600 in cash from Bae the previous night.


Tith Polen, 36, a CTN newsreader, was sent to Calmette Hospital after being

attacked with acid while riding home at 6:45pm in Wat Phnom commune, Phnom Penh.

A witness said two people on a motorbike threw a plastic bag of acid over Polen

then fled. Polen's face was not injured because he was wearing a helmet. Soy

Sopheap, a reporter at the CTN, declined to comment on the acid attack, but said

Polen had just married a month ago.

JANUARY 18: A 34-year-old

woman, Nhep Srey, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty

of a murder a year ago in Prek Yuon village, Kampong Cham province. The

presiding judge, Tith Sothy, said at the hearing that Srey killed a 10-year-old

girl, Khin Sreinet, and dumped her body into a pond in front of the house while

her mother, Nhor Thol, 42, was not at home. Sothy said Srey, who was arrested a

day after the murder, had stolen 4.5 million riel, and a five chi (19-gram) gold


JANUARY 18: Thouk Launh, 25, was fatally gunned down at

7:30pm in Chikor village, Kampong Cham province. Police said Launh was shot four

times with an AK-47 while eating dinner at his house. The gunman was not known,

but police said it was a revenge attack.

JANUARY 19: Four robbers

escaped on two motorbikes after shooting dead a Thai national, Din Chaipak

Thaimey, 27, and stealing his mobile phone while he was returning home on a

moto-taxi at midnight in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. The motorbike taxi

driver said the man was shot in the back and died instantly while trying to

resist the robbers. The driver speculated that the phone was worth around


JANUARY 19: A motorbike taxi driver, Sous Poeu, 34, was sent

to a hospital for treatment after being severely injured during a robbery while

carrying a passenger in the early morning in Chruoy Changvar commune, Phnom

Penh. A bystander said the passenger ordered Poeu to stop and struck him five

times on the head with a hammer then escaped on his motorbike.


19: Police arrested Sok Samnang, 27, after he killed his friend Thea, 27,

during a drinking session at 9:15pm in Ta Tea village, Svay Rieng province.

Police said Samnang was jealous and chopped Thea eight times with an ax when

Thea drunkenly made a play for Samnang's wife.

JANUARY 20: A crowd

beat to death Um Sarath, 28, a garment worker at QMI, in Cham Pei village,

Kampong Speu province, when Sarath and two accomplices entered the house of Sum

Yon, 67, and tried to steal his motorbike. Yon said he just bought the bike a

week earlier.

JANUARY 20: Three robbers escaped on a stolen

motorbike after wounding Phat Vichet, 26, at 7:30am in Kraing Daun Tei village,

Dangkor district, Phnom Penh. Vichet said the robbers blocked his bike and

pushed his wife down then shot him once in the arm with a handgun before

stealing his bike.

JANUARY 20: Noeu Socheat, 26, was robbed of his

mobile phone while walking at 10:30pm in Toul Tompong 1 commune, Phnom Penh.

Socheat told police one of three robbers aimed a handgun at him and seized his

phone and $310 in cash, then escaped on a motorbike.


Seng Pheng, 39, killed his wife then himself at 6:30pm in Rom Chek village,

Kampong Cham province. Keo Samneang, a deputy commissioner of Me Mut district,

said Pheng called his wife upstairs and stabbed her in the throat with a knife,

then stabbed himself in the throat. Samneang suspected that a spirit entered

Pheng because he had not argued with his wife before the


JANUARY 23: When Khay Kaing argued with his wife she

retaliated by trying to cut his penis off. Kaing, 40, of Kampong Cham province,

came home early on Saturday after a night of drinking and karaoke, argued with

his wife and slapped her. Then as he got into bed she came at him with scissors

and tried to cut off his penis. Kaing walked 500 meters to a relative's home to

seek help, and later a doctor put him back together with 25


- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei

Kampuchea by Aun Pheap


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