Police arrest alleged rapist after five years
A 26-year-old man was arrested in Kandal province on Monday in connection with a rape that happened more than five years ago. Police said the man escaped to Thailand following the alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old victim in Kandal in May 2005. Two men were arrested at the time of the incident. The suspect denied the allegations on Monday, saying that it was his friends who committed the rape.
Man kills himself with booze and pesticide
A man killed himself by imbibing a deadly cocktail of alcohol and insecticide in Kampong Thom province’s Santuk district on Saturday. The victim’s wife said he took his own life following an argument between them, in which she blamed her husband for neglecting their rice fields due to his excessive drinking. The implication that he drank too much drove the man to drink more, this time laced with a toxic chemical used to kill insects. The man began violently convulsing not long afterwards.
Five arrested following brutal cleaver murder
Poipet town police arrested five men wanted in connection with a brutal attack on two men on Sunday, which left one man dead and the other severely injured. Police said the five suspects and several others caused an argument with the pair, before unleashing an attack with pipes, axes and cleavers. One man was killed, and the other suffered severe head wounds. Police sent the suspects to Banteay Meanchey provincial court for questioning, and are on the hunt for several suspects who fled the scene. No motive has been established.
A trim was requested, not an armed robbery
Police are on the hunt for two men suspected of robbing a man while he was getting a haircut in Phnom Penh’s Srah Chak commune on Sunday. The victim said he was getting a standard trim when two men stormed into the barber shop and fired a gun, before they threatened him and his stylist. The victim said the thieves stole a diamond ring, a gold necklace, a mobile phone, US$180 and some important documents.
Beer promotion woman found dead from AIDS
A 28-year-old beer promotion woman was found dead in a rented room in Kampot town on Sunday. According to the owner of the house, the woman had lived with AIDS for many years, before she fell seriously ill about 10 days ago. She was forced to take time off work and was found dead by the owner. Police concluded that the death was caused by the disease.