Man arrested after 13-year-old killed
A 22-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of hacking a 13-year-old boy to death on Monday in Ratanakkiri province’s Banlung town. Police said that the victim was hacked with an axe as he walked home from school. The suspect was apprehended after escaping arrest on Monday. The suspect is currently being questioned. The reason for the attack is unknown.
Police officer accused of drawing his gun
A MILITARY police officer was questioned by district military police on Wednesday after he was accused of pointing a gun at a group of taxi drivers in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. A witness said that the drivers had been drinking alcohol before one driver urinated in a prohibited area. The driver allegedly argued with the officer after he was fined 50,000 riel (US$12). The officer claimed that he had pointed the gun to protect himself.
Three detained over Pailin drug peddling
A MARRIED couple and the husband’s mother were arrested on Wednesday in Pailin province’s Sala Krao district for distributing illegal drugs. Police said that they discovered three and a half pills when they raided the home of the 32-year-old man, his 36-year-old wife, and his 62-year-old mother. The suspects confessed that they had sold drugs in the area. Police are preparing to send the suspects to court.
Man accused of killing his father, aged 52
KAMPONG Cham provincial court detained a 32-year-old man on Monday accused of hacking his 52-year-old father to death in Chamkar Leu district last Saturday. Police said that after drinking with his father and two neighbours, the suspect cut his father’s neck with a long-handled knife as he slept. The suspect confessed to the attack, claiming that his father often beat and cursed him. The man’s mother told police that her son was mentally ill and asked that he be released.
Police search for man over beating of wife
POLICE are searching for a 40-year-old man who allegedly beat his 36-year-old wife unconscious with a rock on Wednesday evening in Banteay Meanchey province’s Thma Puok district. Police said that the couple were arguing after the woman returned from a trip to Thailand, when the man allegedly grabbed a rock and beat her in the head before fleeing the scene. The woman was sent to a health centre for treatment.