•Killed trying to feed ducks
A 27-year-old man was killed by an unknown gunman on Monday in Kampong Cham province’s O’Raing Ov district. According to eyewitnesses, the victim was shot in the chest while feeding his ducks and died instantly. The assailant fled immediately after. Police said the incident was likely motivated by spite and are remaining on the lookout for the shooter.
•Sausage vendor robbed after sauce bottle attack
A young vendor was assaulted and robbed of 180,000 riel on Monday in the capital’s Chamkarmorn district. The victim, 22, said the two thieves stopped him on the pretext of buying sausages. They then grabbed his waist pouch and hit his head with a bottle of sauce when he refused to let go, to the point of his being badly bloodied. The victim has since been hospitalised.
•Man sets own brother ablaze during fight
A 25-year-old man suffered severe burns on Monday when his older brother, 30, threw a bottle of petroleum at him, during an argument in Ou Chrov province’s Banteay Meanchey district. The victim, who was smoking at the time, sustained burns to his whole body, while his brother fled the scene.Neighbours said the siblings quarreled on a nearly daily basis.
•Karaoke bride shot by husband in jealous rage
A jealous husband fired five shots at his 26-year-old wife on Monday in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Khsan district, hitting her once and putting her in hospital. Eyewitnesses said the victim worked at a karaoke lounge in the evenings and her husband shot her out of suspicions that she was having an affair. Police are on the lookout for the husband, who fled after the shooting.
•Drunken late-night visit fulfills long vendetta
Two men were apprehended on Monday for assaulting a 23-year-old while drunk in the capital’s Sen Sok district. Eyewitnesses said the two men, 20 and 21, arrived at the victim’s house drunk and knocked on his door repeatedly, then punched and beat him with a belt when he came out. The victim sustained serious head wounds as a result. According to the suspects, they were fulfilling a long-held vendetta against the victim. They are now in jail awaiting trial.