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Police Blotter: 29 Jun 2010

Police Blotter: 29 Jun 2010

POLICE

UNPOPULAR IN-LAW ATTACKED WITH AXE
A 25-year-old man in Kratie province has been arrested after he allegedly attacked his hated sister-in-law with an axe. Police said the man and the 48-year-old victim have never got on well with each other, mainly due to the fact that the victim is a “mean lady”. On Monday of last week, it is alleged that the man spied his sister-in-law chatting with his wife. He took up a secretive position to eavesdrop, where he overheard his nemesis speaking in ill tones about him. Enraged, he leaped from his hiding spot and allegedly struck his sister-in-law in the neck, causing her to pass out in a pool of blood. The victim was sent to hospital. The man was arrested.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

GUMSHOE SOLVES BUFFALO WHODUNNIT
Brilliant undercover work has led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man accused of stealing two water buffaloes in Preah Sihanouk province. Cops unravelled the mystery after a woman reported that her two buffaloes had gone missing earlier this month when she left them alone in a field. Last Monday, police received a key clue from a cattle buyer, who told investigators he had recently spoken with a suspicious vendor who was a little too keen to get rid of two water buffaloes. A police officer then disguised himself in the robes of a cattle purchaser and went sleuthing in the market area. He arrested the 20-year-old suspect and returned the missing water buffaloes to their rightful owner.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

NOBLE INTENT MAY HAVE LEAD TO KILLING
A would-be Good Samaritan has turned into a murder suspect after he allegedly beat a man to death while attempting to break up a fight. Prey Veng police said the 42-year-old man had stepped in to break up a drunken tussle. While he was trying to stop the argument, however, the victim allegedly pounced on him. That is when the suspect allegedly beat the victim repeatedly in the neck and in the head with a metal pole. The man said he did not realise the victim was dead until the next morning. He and two others were sent to court.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

BEWARE OF LIGHTNING, AUTHORITIES SAY
A 27-year-old man has died in Pursat province after he apparently took his cow out to the field during a lightning storm Sunday. The victim’s mother reported that her son took the cow out often so that it could eat grass. This day was different, she said, in that he was struck by a lightning bolt. Police said nine people have died this year due to lightning strikes in Pursat alone. They urged the public to stay indoors during heavy rain. “We cannot control the natural incidents, but we should defend ourselves,” the cops said.
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