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.