Ex-monk arrested for ‘love-fuelled arson’
A TEENAGER was arrested after he allegedly set his lover’s house on fire on Sunday in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district. Police said the suspect, a 17-year-old former monk, became angry after the parents of his girlfriend would not allow them see each other any longer. He then doused the house with two litres of petrol and set it ablaze. Much of the house was destroyed by fire, police said. KOH SANTEPHEAP
Police seek husband accused of axe attack
A HUSBAND suspected of striking his wife several times with an axe on August 16 remains at large. The victim’s daughter, step-daughter of the suspect, said her mother was unhappy with her marriage and had sought a divorce. However, when her mother told the suspect he got drunk and turned violent, she said. Her mother lodged a complaint with local police, who briefly detained the suspect. When he returned to their home in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district he allegedly struck his wife four times with an axe before fleeing the scene. KOH SANTEPHEAP
Vietnamese men face drugs charges
THREE Vietnamese men were arrested by police on drug trafficking charges on Friday in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. Police said they found the suspects to be in possession of four packages of crystal methamphetamine, during a routine traffic stop. The three men were sent to jail where they now await trial. Police said the suspects’ names could not yet be released due to an ongoing investigation. KAMPUCHEA THMEY
Man killed by Camry, driver fled the scene
WHILE returning home from drinking wine with friends, a man was struck by a vehicle and killed on Friday in Oddar Meanchey province’s Trapaing Prasat district. Witnesses in the area said the victim, who police identified as Tong Kim, was crossing the street when he was struck by a speeding Toyota Camry. Police said the driver fled the scene and they are searching for him.
Man arrested over rape of step daughter
A 50-YEAR-OLD man was arrested last Wednesday after being accused of raping his 17-year-old step daughter in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district. Police said the suspect admitted to raping the victim. The suspect was charged with rape in the provincial court on Friday and has been sent to jail to await sentencing.