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Police Blotter: 30 Nov 2009

Police Blotter: 30 Nov 2009

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ALLEGED RAPIST: HARMONY, NOT RAPE
A 35-year-old man is protesting innocence after being accused of raping a “mad woman” in Kampong Speu province, police in Samrong Torng district said. Authorities say the man raped the victim four times before he was arrested on Wednesday. The suspect admitted to having sex with the victim, but insisted, “it was not a rape. It was harmony”. Police said the victim was susceptible to attack because her mind is “not normal” and she is “easily cheated”.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

GHANAIAN ACCUSED OF TRAFFICKING DRUGS
Police in Phnom Penh have arrested a Ghanaian national, accusing him of trafficking drugs across the border. The man was arrested Thursday after his girlfriend complained to police, claiming that the suspect had threatened her and demanded US$2,000 to buy drugs from India, Pakistan and Iraq. Police said they did not find any drugs on the suspect, who they say is “really addicted”.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

MAN KILLED AFTER DRINKING-PARTY ROW
A 31-year-old man chopped another to death with an ax after a quarrel at a drinking party in Preah Sihanouk province’s Stung Hav district, police said. It happened Tuesday after a row at the victim’s uncle’s house. Police said the nephew stormed out of the house when his uncle blamed him for sparking the trouble. That was when the nephew, 21, was attacked. The suspect allegedly lunged at him with the ax, striking his head and back.
DEUM AMPIL

WOMAN KILLS SELF AFTER PUBLIC SHAME
A woman in Siem Reap took her own life by swallowing poison last week after her husband publicly shamed her, police and villagers said. Villagers said the husband was furious with his wife because she refused to give him drinking money. Villagers claimed the man beat his wife before seizing her by the hair and dragging her down the street completely naked. Villagers rushed the woman to hospital after she swallowed the poison, but she died in the evening. Police said the husband is now on the run.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

POLICE SAY TEEN REPED TWO GIRLS
Police say they suspect a 14-year-old boy has raped two young girls in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borey district. They add that the boy has already admitted to raping the girls on three occasions, and that he attacked the victims while they were playing near his house.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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