VN MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE IN KRATIE
A 32-year-old Vietnamese man was arrested after he allegedly raped a 16-year-old Cambodian girl in Kratie province’s Sambo district on Monday. Police said the suspect worked as an auto mechanic near the victim’s home and attacked her when she was alone. The suspect has denied the charges and said he was just sitting outside the victim’s home. However, the victim’s parents said that medical examination of their daughter proves that she was violated.
WOMAN KILLED BY DRUNKEN DRIVER
A 47-year-old woman on a motorbike died after a drunken driver slammed his car into her in Battambang province’s Sangke district on Tuesday. Witnesses say the driver was intoxicated and lost control of his vehicle. “Traffic accidents always occur when alcohol is involved and people become careless of road safety,” a police officer said. “So people should always be careful.”
BAD WIRING IGNITES HOME IN SVAY RIENG
A fire gutted one home in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Teap district on Tuesday night. Witnesses said that it was fortunate the fire did not spread to nearby residences. One bystander said authorities had difficulty putting out the blaze because the province lacks fire trucks. The owner of the house said the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction and started when he was asleep at night. Police said that no one was injured, but that everything in the house was damaged.
POIPET MAN STABS HIMSELF TO DEATH
A 35-year-old man stabbed himself to death with a knife in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town on Monday. Police confirmed that it was a suicide, and that no foul play was involved. A doctor said that if the victim had been sent to the hospital earlier, he could have survived. The victim’s wife said that she was not at home when her husband stabbed himself but found his body in their bed when she got home. She added that her husband had hinted before that he would take his own life.