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Police Blotter: 31, March 2000

Police Blotter: 31, March 2000



March 16: Thong Bunnath, 39, suffered acid burns on her face at 7:30 pm

in Ta Nguon village, Dongkor district, outskirts. Police said the victim, had her

face destroyed by her husband, Pen Than, 34, who married another girl two months

ago, and became angry when he asked for $1,000 to buy a new motorbike but was refused.


March 16: Mey Tepravuth, 31, died instantly in an accident at 8:40 pm on

National Road 2 in Prek Tanou village, Mean Chey district. Police said the victim,

a security guard from the Sofitel Cambodiana hotel, was hit by a car while riding

a moto to Takhmau town. Chandaravuth, 19, the driver, was arrested.

March 17: Try Puthea, 21, was stabbed and seriously injured in a dancing

quarrel at midnight in Kum Reang village, Dongkor district, outside the city. Police

said the victim, who was drunk, was stabbed four times in the head and stomach by

another dancer who became angry because Puthea stepped on his foot while dancing.

March 18: Khan Visoth, 22, a petrol seller, was robbed at 2:30 pm in a

Total station in Kilometer 6 precinct, Russei Keo district. Police said three unidentified

men on a motorbike aimed a handgun at the victim. The robbers, in military uniform,

escaped with $663 and her one-chi gold earring.
March 18: Sovan Manita, 18, a student from the Technology and Management Institute,

was robbed of her motorbike at 6:00 am while riding on street 180 in Boeng Raing

commune, Phnom Penh. Police said two robbers on a motorbike pointed a K-59 handgun

at her and ordered her to stop. The robbers escaped.

March 18: Heng Thavy, 18, was chopped and seriously injured at 6:00 pm

while leaving a school with his friend in Chroy Thmar pagoda precinct, the provincial

capital of Kampong Cham. Police said the victim was hit with axes by other pupils

and his friend was chopped to death on the spot. A Khmer newspaper said two criminals

were arrested immediately but released later. The reason for the attack is not known.

March 18: Poeu Chamroeun, 15, was found dead and without clothing at 7:45

am near a canal in Chombak village, Kampong Trabak district, Prey Veng. Police said

the victim, who is a student at Kampong Trabek High School, was raped and killed

by an unknown man after leaving her house to buy a fruit juice shake.

March 19: Chi Saem, a disabled soldier, was stabbed to death at 5:30 am

in a guest house in Psah Thmei 3 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was

stabbed with a knife by his 20-year-old wife, Prak Thavy, who became angry when her

husband came to create problems. Thavy recently paid $300 to her husband to break

off the relationship and took up with another man.
March 19: Sun Bunheuk, 33, an official from the provincial police headquarters

of Banteay Meanchey, was released after his family paid $6,000 to kidnappers. Police

said the victim, a major, was kidnapped two weeks ago while he was at home by six

offenders who demanded $1.6 million ransom.

March 19: A 46-year-old man, Poeu Sovan, was found hanging in a kitchen

at 10:00 am in Wat Phnom precinct, Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh. After inspection,

police said the victim, a chief in an administrative office in the Ministry of Interior,

hung himself after receiving death threats for being a witness in a dispute.

March 19: Three workers were killed at 6:40 am while collecting rubber

in a rubber field located in Kampong Cham. Police said the victims, Thy Than, 19,

Thy Then, 16, and Som An, 23, were shot in the head with an AK-47 by a 24-year-old

man, Sao, who is a relative of the above workers. The criminal escaped. The reason

is not known.

March 20: Leng Seakly, 22, was shot dead at 3:30 pm in a rice field in

Prek Leab commune, Russei Keo district. Police said the victim, who previously stole

a motorbike from Kong Narith, 30, and escaped to Takeo province, was shot with a

K-54 handgun by Narith and Seng Kimleng, 29, while coming to ask money from his older

sister in Phnom Penh for medical treatment for his father. The killers were arrested

one day later.

March 20: Trean, 18, was shot dead at 9:30 am after he and his accomplice

stole a motorbike and tried to escape in Preah Prasob precinct, Ksach Kandal district,

Kandal. Police said that Sin Tong, 32, the motorbike's owner, was also shot and seriously

wounded trying to escape from the robbers after being ordered to stop.

March 20: A 2-year-old girl, Yim Vanny, was killed at 5:20 pm and her body

dropped in a lake close to her killer's home in Boeng Kak 2 precinct, Toul Kok district.

Police said the victim was murdered by a 15-year-old girl, Kong Chanthy, who stole

her gold earrings valued at $10. Chanthy was arrested.

March 21: Nop Hong, 38, was chopped to death at 10:30 pm after he was accused

of stealing a cow in Kraing Svay village, Dongkor district, outskirts. Police said

the victim, who is a cattle dealer from Pursat province, was "arrested"

and hit with axes and big knifes by villagers while he was carrying a bag and looking

for a cow in order to buy it.

March 21: Khun Ath, 20, was found dead at 8:00 am in Prek Krabau village,

Piem Chor district, Prey Veng. Police said the victim killed himself with insecticide

after he asked 50,000 riels from his mother to pay for a singing examination but

his request was refused.

March 22: Ninety passengers were robbed at 9:00 am while riding on a fast

boat from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. The incident happened in Koh Haul precinct, Kampong

Chhnang. Police said the victims, including 44 foreigners, were robbed by six men,

posing as passengers, and armed with AK-47s, who stole more than $100,000 in cash

and property from them. Choam Phal, 28, one of the six robbers, was arrested soon


March 23: Sles Math, 44, was robbed of his motorbike at 3:00 am while carrying

his wife to buy fish at Phoum Lek Mouy precinct, Koh Thom district, Kandal. Police

said the victims, who are fish sellers, were ordered to stop by three unidentified

men armed with an AK-47. The robbers escaped safely with the victim's motorbike.

March 23: Three people were rescued two days after being kidnapped in Kbal

Domrey village, Barai district, Kampong Thom. Police said the victims, Iv Saron,

25, Thouk Samoeu, 25, and Pich Pum, 55, were abducted into a forest while they were

in a taxi from Sandan to Kapong Thmar. Sao Mony, 29, who has kidnapped three others,

was shot dead by authorities while exchanging fire.

March 23: Sok Davy, 30, was stabbed and seriously injured in a family quarrel

in Pur village, Somrong Tong district, Kampong Speu. Police said the victim was stabed

with a palm knife in her stomach by her brother-in-law, Nuy Nop, 37. Nop became angry

when the victim came to help her older sister, who was having a dispute with her


March 24: A 25-year-old unidentified man was found dead at 4:00 am about

600 meters from National Road 2 in Chhmar Poun village, Kandal Steung district, Kandal.

After inspection, police said the victim was shot three times with a K-54 handgun

in his chest and head. The motive for the killing was not known.

March 25: Seng Chanthoeun, 22, was robbed of his motorbike at noon while

parking to buy ice-cream in front of Wat Koh High School in Phnom Penh. Police said

two robbers on a motorbike aimed a K-59 hand gun at him and hit him on the head with

it. The robbers, Sou Bunbora,19, and Chhoeun Sioeun, 19 were arrested.

March 25: Sang Hurn, 27, was sent to Calmette hospital after he was found

seriously injured in the early morning at his house in Chhouk Tep hotel precinct,

Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, a policeman in Doeum Kor market, tried to kill

himself by cutting his throat with a knife as he was very upset when his wife criticized

him and asked to break off their relationship.

March 26: Yim Tina, 29, was found dead at 6:00 am about 200 meters from

his house in Russei Sroh village, Mean Chey district, outside the city. Police said

the victim, a moto-taxi driver, killed himself by asphyxiation as he tried to love

a girl three years ago but his advances were refused by her parents.


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