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Police Blotter: 28 Jul 2009

Police Blotter: 28 Jul 2009

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A 24-year-old man was arrested Friday after allegedly attempting to deal drugs near Old Market in Daun Penh district. According to police, the perpetrator, Neang Klot, was caught while waiting for clients to buy nine yama pills.

An 8-year-old girl who was seriously injured when a buffalo rammed her with its horns has received the buffalo as a gift in lieu of money to cover her medical treatment. Pov Hout, chief of Meanchey district's Chhbar Ampov I commune, decided Saturday to hand over the black buffalo to girl's family because the owner of the bull was unable to pay for her medical bills. The victim, who police identified as Chhoum Mony, was rushed to Kantha Bopha Children's Hospital IV after her run-in with the bull on July 10. Police said she was recovering and in good condition.

An HIV-positive Vietnamese national hanged himself Thursday at his rented house in Preah Sihanouk province after he realised he had contracted the disease, leaving three children fatherless. Police identified the man as Vieng Yung Yuk, 43, who was born in Hanoi and worked as a boatman in Preah Sihanouk. Vieng Pherk Ghok Ner, his wife, said extreme poverty had forced her and her husband to relocate from Vietnam to Cambodia, where Yuk caught the sexually transmitted disease.

A neighbour was stabbed through his intestines with a knife while trying to prevent a hot-tempered man from kicking his own wife and mother-in-law during a verbal dispute on July 25 in Dambauk Roung commune, Kampong Speu province. Police identified the victim as Chea Chuch, 36, and the perpetrator as Cheoun Ry, 23. They said the victim had been hospitalised in Phnom Penh. Cheoun Ry will be sent to Kampong Speu provincial court.

An elderly dishwasher living with diabetes was hospitalised on July 24 after being slapped once and stabbed in the left leg by her heartbroken and intoxicated daughter, Chean Srey Nich, 20, who had just divorced her husband. Chea Thea, 65, said she was advising her daughter, nicknamed Srey Ka, not to use offensive words at a party with her four friends at a beer garden in Kampong Chhnang province when she was unexpectedly slapped and stabbed. Police said Srey Ka frequently exhibits troublesome behavior.


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