Police Blotter: 5 Jun 2012

Police Blotter: 5 Jun 2012

Spurned ex-husband allegedly stabs woman
A 31-year-old man stabbed his ex-wife three times in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town on Friday after the woman refused to remarry him. The couple had divorced two years ago, police said, but the man had begged the woman to live with him again when she was at the market and had followed her on a motorcycle. After the woman rejected his repeated requests, the man allegedly flared up and threw her to the ground, then stabbed her abdomen with a knife three times. The woman was hospitalised and the ex-husband was on the run. Koh Santepheap

Nightclub waitress found strangled in bed
A 20-year-old nightclub waitress was strangled in her rented room in Siem Reap town on Thursday, and police suspect her boyfriend could have been the killer. The landlord said the waitress had rented the room to live with her boyfriend, the manager of the nightclub she worked at. When the couple disappeared for a few days, the landlord called the police to break into the room. Police found the girl dead in her bed, and examinations suggested she had been strangled with a belt. Officials suspect jealousy or robbery could have been a motive for the murder, and are searching for the boyfriend. Koh Santepheap

Peace-loving mediator bashed by disputees
A man, 52, was seriously injured when he tried to mediate a dispute in Battambang’s Ek Phnom district on Wednesday. Police said a 46-year-old man and his two sons had had an argument with a villager, and had beaten the victim’s head when he tried to mediate. The victim’s family filed a complaint with police and the father was arrested on Friday. The two sons were still on the run, but police sent their father to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Caught: police halt couple’s burglary spree
A young couple were arrested on suspicion of burglary on Monday last week in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district and were sent to court on Saturday. The 20-year-old husband and 18-year-old wife confessed to the crime and said they had been burgling since late last year. Police confiscated 20 Cambodian ID cards, more than 10 ATM cards, car and motorcycle ownership documents and a passport. Police have been asking families who were burgled to identify the stolen property. Rasmei Kampuchea

Translated by Phak Seangly

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