Police Blotter: 29 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 29 Mar 2012

Drunk man murdered by relative: authorities
Seventeen police officials were involved in an operation to arrest a 27- year-old man suspected of killing his relative on Monday in Banteay Meanchey’s Mongkol Borei district. Police said the victim, a 48-year-old male, had passed out on the pavement and the suspect had become angry and hit him twice before carrying him home. The inebriated relative was found lifeless in bed the following day. Koh Santepheap

Police chief implicated in skirmish with cops
A police official was arrested on Monday night and accused of injuring three policemen in Battambang province’s Ruhkar Kiri district. The 41-year-old deputy chief of commune police and his pregnant wife were attending a party and got into an argument with three men. A fight broke out and all parties suffered injuries, but only the deputy chief was detained. The man’s wife suggested that this was a miscarriage of justice. Nokorwat

Late-night hack attack hospitalises young man
A 21-year-old man was critically injured on Saturday night when he was attacked by a group of machete-wielding men in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Sruoch district. Police said the victim had been walking home from an engagement party with friends when they were approached by the group of men. The victim’s friends made it to safety and called for help, but the victim suffered serious head injuries. He is in hospital in Phnom Penh. Koh Santepheap

Cops nab trio for moto robbery; one released
A motobike theft in Battambang province’s Kamrieng district resulted in three arrests on Tuesday. Police said they had apprehended the three men, aged 16, 18 and 33, as they were believed to be travelling to sell the stolen motorcycle in Pailin province. Two of the suspects, both construction workers, confessed to the allegations and were sent to the provincial court. The third, a motodop, was released by police, who determined he had not been involved in the robbery. Rasmei Kampukea

Police suspicious about student theft complaint
A woman has filed a complaint with Meanchey district police in Phnom Penh, claiming that her car was stolen on Tuesday. The woman, a 20-year-old university student, said she had parked her car while she had lunch and it was gone when she returned. Police said her behaviour at the time was suspicious and suspect she may be taking part in a scam. Nokorwat

Translated by Phak Seangly

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