Mar 9: Do Bitheang, 13, was killed when a car hit her as she was sitting
on a concrete bench in a park, in Kampong Cham.
Mar 10: Sok Saron, 32, was killed after he fell onto the knife he was holding,
with which he had intended to stab his wife. The incident took place near Prash Ketomealia
Mar 10: Lt-Col. Ki Chan Pisith, 32, a soldier at Q-101 headquarters in
Russey Keo district, was killed by Lim Pov, 23 who shot him four times. Pisith had
broken Pov's desk, after having become angry when a Karaoke girl refused to sleep
with him. Pov then shot him.
Mar 11: Policeman Sao Bunna, 37, soldier Sao Bunthen, 50, and worker Heng
Sary, 30 were killed and 12 others wounded when a grenade exploded during an argument
in Mean Chay district, Phnom Penh. On the same day in the same district, 26-year-old
soldier Chim Sokhom was killed by the grenade he was holding in his hand as a joke.
Mar 11: Chea Sok Thoeun was shot dead near the railway station in Sangkat
Chras Chok, Daun Penh district, by police after they had brought him to show where
his accomplice in a moto-bike robbery was hiding. Thoeun had tried to escape.
Mar 13: Long Leng, 27 was killed after he came back from a dancing restaurant
in Pheam Sala village, Sa Ang district. Police couldn't solve the case, but they
did say that Leng was so cruel, always disturbing his family and once tying up his
father and threatening him for 5,000 riels.
Mar 15: Kong Ly, 40, was killed by her jealous husband who beat her in
a watermelon farm in Sihanoukville. The offender escaped.
Mar 16: Oeun, 28, died after he fell from the palm tree in Kna village,
Prey Veng. Three sources had differing views on what happened. One said he was pushed
by a ghost; the second, that Oeun had climbed the tree at night when it was dark;
the third said Oeun had drunk too much palm wine.
Mar 16: Len Samphors, 26, a moto-taxi driver was killed by robbers who
tried and failed to rob his bike, Sangkat Boeung Kok, Toul Kork.
Mar 18: The unidentified body of a woman was found in a rice field in Bako
village, Khan Doung Kou. Police said she was killed after being raped, choked and
hit about the body.
Mar 19: Oung Vandy, 18, a student was shot and killed by six robbers wearing
student uniforms who tried stealing his motorcycle at Doung Kou district, along Route
Mar 19: Three kidnappers - Nov Prasith, 18, Zen, 21 and Mom Prasith - were
arrested by police who had received a complaint from a kidnap victim. Police said
the offenders abducted a Singaporean woman, Lim Ching Ei (Miss Salim), a director
of the Pesto Kill and Good Furniture Co, at gunpoint. The woman's brother paid a
$60,000 ransom. The offenders were arrested near the Resmei Pkar Chuk Tep Restaurant.
Mar 22: Nine teenagers were arrested by police after they had abducted
two women near Hun Sen Park, and gang-raped one of them near the Prek Leap Agriculture
school. Sources said the rape victim was the wife of a driver who worked for a ministerial
under-secretary. The second woman was the under-secretary's wife, who pleaded with
the youths not to rape her because she had only recently had a baby. The nine confessed
to the rape, saying that they had all worn condoms.
Mar 24: Twenty-nine illegal Chinese immigrants were arrested by police
in Samroung Kaek village, Kandal. Only one of them had a passport. Police said they
were probably all waiting to transship to a third country.