Suicidal woman jumps, leaves six kids behind
A 52-year-old woman committed suicide in Battambang town on Thursday because she was reportedly “fed up with her life”. According to a witness, the woman – who had six children – visited a monk at a local pagoda to organise her own funeral because she planned to kill herself. Not long afterwards, she went to a bridge and jumped to her death. Local fishermen retrieved her body about 20 minutes later. One of those fishermen said the woman was often drunk, and that she was fed up with living.
Cop attacks man who just found Jesus
A 48-year-old police officer was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Wednesday after allegedly beating a 64-year-old villager with a stick because he had converted to Christianity. Police said the accused was a common drunk, and on the day in question had predictably gone to purchase some alcohol. He ran into the victim behind his house and, already drunk, began to curse at the victim for his religious conversion. This led to an argument, which in turn led to the officer grabbing a stick and beating the victim in the head and hands.
Mobile phone thieves caught in Takhmao
Takhmao district police on Friday arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of committing a robbery in Kandal province. Police said a mobile-phone vendor filed a complaint stating that he lost 10 mobile phones and recharge cards valued at US$100. The vendor claimed the two suspects, a 21-year-old man and his female accomplice, 17, broke into his home while he slept. Police arrested them but found just four of the phones.
Drive-by chest grabbers caught in citizen’s arrest
Two 28-year-old men were arrested by villagers after grabbing at a woman’s breast as she rode her motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Thursday. Police said the victim was riding her bike along a long, quiet road, when the two suspects drove by and one grabbed at her chest. She “furiously cursed” the men, who objected and followed her home to curse back at her. Villagers nearby detained the men and sent them to the police station, where they confessed.
Shady-looking suspects submit to questioning
Phnom Penh police arrested two men who were attempting to sell a stolen motorbike in Pramapi Makara district on Friday. Police said the two men “looked suspect” and stopped them for questioning. The two men confessed to stealing the bike, as well as a mobile phone and a watch from a man who was watching television in Kandal’s Ksach Kandal district last week.