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Police Blotter: 27, October, 2000

Police Blotter: 27, October, 2000



October 11: Ou Yon, 77, a fertilizer producer for BFDK, was shot dead at

7 pm at his house in Papial Pok village, Kampong Svay district, Kampong Thom. His

wife, Kan Heng, 39, who was also shot and wounded at the same time, reported to police

that her husband was hit in the chest with an AK-47 by four robbers who stole seven

chi of gold, 20,000 riel and 25 kilograms of rice.


October 12: A 74-year-old man, Tuot Khem, was found dead at 6 am in a field

in Boeng Kok 2 village, Kampong Cham. Provincial Criminal Police Chief Soam Ros reported

that the victim, who had been hired to guard the field two days earlier, had been

hit twice on the head with the back of an ax. Police said the victim was possibly

killed by neighbors who stole bananas from the field.

October 13: Phy Sovan, 19, was arrested by military police after a K-54

hand gun was found in his possession while he was riding a motorbike on Monivong

Blvd in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Sovan, who came from Ponhea Leu

district in Kandal province, had made a pact with an accomplice in front of Srah

Chak pagoda to rob a fish seller.

October 13: Leng Bak, 49, was shot dead instantly by his employee while

the two were riding a bike after returning from drinking beer at 8:30 pm in Kampong

Kday village, Kampong Thom. Police said the victim, a fishery equipment seller, was

hit in his neck with a K-54 handgun by the worker, San Phurn, 42, who was arrested

later. Phurn, who was a hired man, confessed to police that Thin Lurn, 47, wife of

the dead man, had promised to pay two million riel for the murder. Thin Lurn escaped

after the incident.

October 14: Eng Bunthoeun, 24, was beaten nearly to death after attempting

to rape a 26-year-old woman at midnight in Srah Chak junior high school in Phnom

Penh where she had a stand for selling food. Police said Bunthoeun was arrested by

the woman's husband while having sex with his wife who told police she didn't open

her eyes because she thought her husband needed her.

October 14: Nung Ruotana, 29, was found dead at 7 am at her house in Chak

Kray village, Preah Neatpreah district, Banteay Meanchey. Police said the victim,

wife of Hum Chhien, a CARE worker, was found shot in the body and her throat was

cut. Police said robbery was suspected for the killing as her bracelet, necklace

and earring were lost.

October 14: He Lon, 20, was electrocuted at 9 am while shocking fish in

a pond behind his guest house in Chrey Koang village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts

of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, who came from Ah Chaing village, Takeo province,

was killed instantly after he fixed an electric wire to fire tongs and connected

it to a bamboo handle for shocking fish.

October 15: Kim Auk, was robbed of his motorbike at 5:30 pm while carrying

two women on National Road 11 in Lu Teuk Saay precinct, Oraing Ov district, Kampong

Cham. Police said the victim had an AK-47 pointed at him by two robbers who appeared

from a forest nearby. One of the two robbers was shot dead by the authorities and

another escaped empty-handed.

October 16: So Chanthan, 20, a pedestrian, was sent to Calmette hospital

after he was severely injured in an accident, then beaten with a chair at 5:30 pm

on Preah Sihanouk Blvd in Tonle Bassac commune, Chamcarmon, Phnom Penh. Police said

the victim was hit by a Honda car driven by a 34-year-old Korean, Jon Jong Fa, who

then assaulted the victim with a chair. Jon Jong Fa was arrested later.

October 16: Ngan Jom-Dieu Donne, a Cameroonian, was arrested again at night

after he was found hiding in Dara Thmei guest house in Psah Chas commune, Phnom Penh.

He had been arrested by economic police from the Ministry of Interior after 5,300

fake dollars were found in his bag. The offender escaped four days earlier while

he was allowed to go to the toilet.

October 17: Taing Heng Lieng, 48, a moto-taxi driver, was beaten to death

at 1:30 pm while carrying a passenger on Veng Sreng Road in Trea village, Mean Chey

district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, an employee of

the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, was hit on the head with a steel

bar by the passenger, who stole his bike.

October 17: Chreung Sroh, 52, died after being sent to Long Huor clinic

after he had a heart attack apparently during sex with a beer-girl at Monako Hotel

in Psah Depot 2 precinct, Toul Kok, Phnom Penh. However the 22-year-old woman, Kim

Srey Srah, told police the victim had not touched her as he was drunk after drinking

five bottles of Becks beer.

October 19: Le Thy Neuy, 46, a Vietnamese, was found dead at her house

in Doeum Chan village, Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, who

was married with four children, possibly poisoned herself. A neighbor reported to

police that recently the victim hinted by saying that "I want to drink a poison

to kill myself because there are many complexes in the family. I should be dead better

than alive."

October 19: Sin Surn, 45, a mahout for the Wat Phnom elephant, was stabbed

and seriously injured in a quarrel at 2:30 pm in Wat Phnom precinct, Phnom Penh.

Police said the victim was stabbed five times with a knife by a photographer, Kok

Kosal, who became angry when he was criticized repeatedly for promising the previous

day to share 10,000 riel for a small party, then going away after the food was cooked.

October 19: Ten Veasna, 17, was stabbed to death in front of his house

at 6:15 pm in Boeng Kak 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was stabbed

in his throat by six gangsters whom he had argued with one week ago in Antarak Tevy

school. Police said revenge was suspected for the killing because the victim had

been developing a relationship with a girl whom the gangsters were also wooing.

October 19: Sim Dara, 23, was arrested by criminal police while staying

in Maha Montrey pagoda in Phnom Penh. Police said Dara had persuaded a 14-year-old

teenage girl to go to Kampong Thom then raped her during four days there. However

Dara, a private English teacher, denied rape and told police: "I didn't force

her; but we agreed together."

October 20: Two workers were killed and three others were severely injured

at 10 am after a gas stove exploded in an ice producing house in Piem village, Mouk

Kompoul district, Kandal. Police said Ouk Sun, 28, died instantly on the spot, and

Nok Nan, 26, died by drowning while the gas stove was erupting and slid down into

the water at the same time.

October 21: Rudolph Lang, a German resident in Phnom Penh, was stopped

at 11pm near the Royal Phnom Penh Hotel by four men in uniforms. One put a gun to

his head, while the others emptied his pockets. Lang lost $60, a key chain and some

nose spray. He had trouble sleeping that night without the spray.

October 22: Huor Korchhieng, 32, from China, was arrested at 5 am after

being found with a K-59 hand gun and torturing two Vietnamese girls at a guest-house

in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the victims, Nguyen Tribethau, 24,

and Nguyen Thilieng, 19, were brought to the guest house, blindfolded, and bound

hand and foot, for having sex in the style of a video film.

October 23: Nine people were injured and five cars parked on the sidewalk

were destroyed after a gas cooker exploded at 2:30 pm in a kitchen in the Pailin

Hotel on Monivong Blvd in Orasey 4 precinct, Phnom Penh. Yim Simony, an inspector

from 7 January district, said the gas stove exploded like a bomb when a generator

started up five minutes after an electricity power cut.


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