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Police Blotter: 6 Oct 2009

Police Blotter: 6 Oct 2009

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In Banteay Meanchey province, a man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly killing a fortune-teller on September 24. Preah Net Preah district police said the suspect confessed to killing his 44-year-old fellow resident of Smach village because he suspected that the mystic had cast a spell on his wife. The victim, a former soldier with both his legs amputated, was killed while asleep. He is survived by his wife and five children.

A man in Kampot who is suspected of attempting to rape his mother-in-law was arrested by police on Thursday. Police said the 28-year-old man, who was drunk at the time of the incident, went to his mother-in-law’s house looking for his wife. The man then allegedly tried to rape his mother-in-law after she insulted him for being a drunkard and having no money. The wife, who was in an adjacent room, heard the commotion and called the police.

A man in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of property damage. The 28-year-old suspect was drinking with his friend when the pair decided to steal glass panels from area homes. The pair had stolen panels from several homes when the suspect was arrested by police after stopping to rest and consume alcohol. Police are now hunting for the second suspect in the case.

A man in Banteay Meanchey province was apprehended by police last Tuesday on suspicion of assaulting a 41-year-old man with a cleaver. Preah Net Preah district police said the victim filed a complaint stating that the suspect threatened him with the knife. The victim was trying to intervene in a conflict between the suspect and another man when he was knocked unconscious.

A man was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of raping a 20-year-old woman in Kravanah district, Pursat province. Police said parents of the victim accused the man of raping a mentally ill woman on September 29 outside her home. The suspect denied the allegations, claiming that he had only approached her because he was concerned for her well-being.


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