•Father-in-law beaten to death in drunken row
Police are hunting a man suspected of killing his 44-year-old father-in-law on Saturday following an argument in Pursat’s Kandieng district. Witnesses said the victim was drunk and confronted his son-in-law.An argument followed and the son-in-law used a piece of wood to hit him repeatedly, witnesses told police. The victim was taken to hospital where he died. The suspect fled the scene when police were called.
•Homeowner gets drop on would-be thieves
The owner and a fellow resident of a house attacked and seriously injured two intruders on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district. The owner told police that two men broke the door of his house in order to enter and take a motorbike that was being stored inside. The owner’s wife saw the intruders trying to take the motorbike and shouted to her husband and the other resident for help. The owner and the resident attacked the intruders, severely beating them. The intruders were injured and taken to hospital.
•Poipet drug bust lands two men behind bars
Police arrested two men, both believed to be about 25 years old, on Friday in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town for using and dealing drugs. Police said they caught the men using drugs in a guesthouse. Police seized three small packets of methamphetamine. The suspects were charged and remanded to police custody to await trial.
•Phnom Penh woman found dead, robbed
An unmarried 48-year-old woman who lived alone was found murdered in her house on Friday in Phnom Penh’s Brapi Makara district. Police said her neck and right hand had been cut with a knife, and jewellery, including a bracelet, was missing. The woman’s house was ransacked during the attack. Police are investigating the murder and robbery.
•Son’s threats lead to police call from mum
A man was arrested after being accused of threatening his 66-year-old mother, a widow. The victim reported to police that her 28-year-old son had asked her for $250 so he could go to Thailand to find a job, but she refused because he had been using drugs. She said her son then attacked her, trying to seriously injure or kill her. The suspect, who police said has a criminal record, was sent to jail. He is awaiting trial.