TODDLER KILLED IN DRUNKEN SHOOTOUT
Sarak Thida, 2, was shot and killed outside his house on Saturday in Phnom Penh. Two groups had starting fighting after both had been out drinking. One group repeatedly shot their guns to intimidate the other group, and one of these shots hit Sarak Thida. All the shooters escaped, but the police have detained the other group for questioning.
MAN FALLS TO DEATH FROM TALL TREE
Sar Chhorn, 42, was hired to cut down a tree in Kampong Speu's Samraong Torng district. He fell from the tree and was speared in the head by a sharp stick, killing him instantly.
MAN KILLED IN AX ATTACK IN PURSAT
Vong Piseth, 18, was hacked to death with an ax at a concert Saturday in Sampov Meas district, Pursat province. After the ax attack, he was taken to the provincial hospital by his friends where he died. A motorbike was left at the concert, and the police suspect that it belongs to the perpetrator.
MAN CHARGED WITH RAPING GIRL
In Kandal province on December 24, Mael Roeun, 31, allegedly pulled an 18-year-old girl off a bike into a rice paddy and proceeded to rape her twice.The following day the victim reported the crime to the police and on Saturday, Mael Roeun was arrested.
ONE KILLED DRIVING RECKLESSLY
Muol Thol, 24, died in hospital in Thailand on Saturday after his reckless driving caused an accident in Battambang province's Veal Vong village. Police said Muol Thol was trying to overtake a vehicle with his motorcycle when he ran into a pickup truck driving in the opposite direction. Muol Thol's passenger, 19-year-old Naong Chan, was severely hurt in the crash and taken to the district hospital, witnesses said.
DRUNKEN MILITARY MAN INJURES FOUR
Four people were injured and seven motorbikes were damaged when a drunken military police officer drove his car into row of motorbikes outside of a cafe in Ek Phnom district, Battambang province, on Sunday. Samrith Mao, 28, the intoxicated military officer, was arrested, despite fleeing the scene.