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Police Blotter: 7 July, 2000

Police Blotter: 7 July, 2000



June 22: An 18-year-old man was arrested after he raped a 6-year-old girl

in Khsach Kandal district, Kandal. Police said the man went to the house where the

child lived when her mother was visiting a neighbor. He threatened to kill the girl

and then raped her.

June 22: Hel Muot, 20, died and Yem Phoeun, 17, was seriously injured in a

traffic accident at 9:00 pm while crossing National Road 2 in Chak Angre Krom precinct,

Phnom Penh. Police said the victims were hit by a truck driven by San Chiva, who

escaped. The victims, who came from Prey Veng province, were thrown about 14 meters

in the collision.

June 22: A 17-year-old boy was arrested for a murder committed two days earlier

in, Chum Kiri district, Kampot. Police said the victim was a 13-year-old girl who

was hit on her head and killed with a hoe after being raped.

June 23: The body of a 32-year-old woman, Huot Sophea, was found hanging from

the roof of her hut at 9:30 am in Paung Piay village, Russei Keo district, on the

outskirts of Phnom Penh. The victim's husband, Yao Noch, 38, said his wife had recently

given birth and had been seriously ill ever since.

June 23: Chheng Sauth, 21, was shot dead at 10:30 pm while asleep in Koh Krabey

village, Kean Svay district, Kandal. Police said the victim, who was the mother of

a one-year-old daughter, was killed by her estranged husband, Saing Vannak, who then

killed himself . Vannak had been angry that she would not agree to a reconciliation.

June 23: A 43-year-old Filipino, Polangaf Ben, died after suddenly losing consciousness

at 9:00 pm while he was alone with a girl in a room of a Karaoke shop in downtown

Sihanoukville. Police did not know the cause of death.

June 24: The residence of the First Secretary at the Brunei Embassy in Phnom

Penh was robbed by two men of $2,000. A maid at the house was stabbed in the head

when she discovered the robbery in progress but was not seriously hurt.

June 24: Kranh Sim, 42, was found dead at 6:30 pm in her house in Song Thmei

village, Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, who was married

with eight children, killed herself with insecticide. Her husband, Nop Man, said

his wife might have been driven to suicide after having been cheated of $50 she had

paid to secure a job for her son.


June 24: Lai Sokha, 33, a policeman, was shot dead with an AK-47 at 10:00

am while stopping an illegal fishing boat in Toul Paplea village, Barai district,

Kampong Thom. Mom Hun, who was with the victim at the time, said Sokha was shot by

Chhoun Mornh, who had seized the gun from him during a fight. Hun said he had jumped

into water to avoid being killed.

June 24: Two people died and nine others were seriously injured in an accident

at night on National Road 6 in Neak Vaing village, Barai district, Kampong Thom.

Police said Som Siem, 66, and Chea, 70, died instantly after hitting a small truck

loaded with firewood.

June 25: A 32-year-old gold seller, Hong Ye, was shot and seriously wounded

in the early morning while leaving her house on her way to Baing Kasey market in

Som Rong district, Kandal. Police said the victim was shot once in the chest by two

robbers when she tried to give chase after they stole 52 damleung of gold from her.

June 25: A suspected robber, Da, 25, was shot and killed while he was on

a motorcycle driven by a policeman after he was arrested in Kan Tout market, Kandal.

Police said the victim, who was accused of stealing and shooting a gold seller in

Takeo province, was killed by his accomplice to keep him quiet.

June 25: Ry Ron, 19, was shot and seriously wounded at 10:30 pm after he

refused to get out of the water while he was fishing in a lake in Barai village,

Srey Santhor district, Kampong Cham. Police said the victim was shot with a hand

gun by six gangsters who attempted to kidnap him. The victim was sent to Calmette


June 25: Hout Iengsreng, 34, a moto-taxi driver, was stabbed and seriously

injured at 1:30 pm while talking to two passengers about the fare in Roniem Tatoeung

village, Kampong Chhnang. Police said the victim was hit many times on the body with

knives by the passengers who attempted to steal his motorcycle. Nguien Yaing Yang,

20, was later arrested.

June 26: A 60-year-old man was arrested for raping his daughter-in-law

in Phnom Penh. Police said the 19-year-old daughter-in-law had complained to the

municipal court that she had been raped many times since she got married two months

earlier. The man explained to police that he always watched carefully when his son

and daughter-in-law had sex. "I only taught them about technical aspects, as

my son used fingers for sexual relations, and everything he did was wrong."

June 26: A 36-year-old man, was arrested for a rape committed a week earlier

in Saang district, Kandal. Police said the capture came after the parents of a 6-year-old

girl complained that she had been raped. The man, who was married with two children,

denied raping the girl but admitted indecently assaulting her.

June 27: Bun Chanthol, 37, a cloth seller in Olympic market, was shot dead

with a K-59 handgun at 9:30 am while returning from the municipal court on a motorcycle

driven by her husband, Phan Sokha, 42, who was also shot and killed. Revenge was

the suspected motive for the killings.

June 27: Seng Pros, 32, died instantly in an accident at 9:00 am while

riding a motorcycle across National Road 2 in Chak Angreleu commune, Mean Chey district,

Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, a soldier, was hit by another bike driven by

Chhai, 24.

June 28: Taing Pheng Por, 45, was freed at 4:30 am after his family paid

$250,000 ransom to kidnappers. Police said the victim, a paint shop owner in Phnom

Penh, was kidnapped on Tuesday night while he and his wife were in a Land Cruiser

car parked in front of his house on 388 Street in Toul Svay Prey 2 commune, Chamcarmon.

Pheng Por was shot twice in both legs and sent to Calmette hospital for treatment.

The kidnappers' identities are known.

June 28: Kao Yang Than, 24, was found dead in the early morning at a rice

field in Pur Mieu village, Kien Svay district, Kandal. After inspection, police said

the victim, a Vietnamese moto-taxi driver, was chopped several times in his head

with an ax. The motive for the killing was not known, but police said robbery was

suspected as his motorcycle was gone.

June 28: Chhoam Phalla, 31, was found hanging at her house in the early

morning in Thnong village, Kamchaimea district, Prey Veng. Police said the victim,

a widow with a 4-year-old son, was killed by robbers who stole gold and cash.

June 28: Song Sokhon, 30, was found dead in the early morning at her house

in Ti Mouy village, Phnom Srouch district, Kampong Speu. Police said the victim,

a market seller, was shot four times with an AK-47. Long Somnang, 23, a second husband

of the victim, said his wife was killed by robbers. However Somnang was suspected

for the killing because his gun was found in the house.

June 28: Eng An, 36, his wife, Chom Kolarb, 36, and their three-month-old

baby were sent to the provincial hospital of Kampong Speu after they were seriously

wounded when a hand grenade exploded in Kraing Svai village, Samrong Tong district.

The local authorities said the grenade exploded when Eng An, a Flying Tiger police

officer, pulled it out to threaten a creditor who came to ask for his money back.

June 29: Nop Sareth, 35, was shot dead at 7:00 pm while riding a motorbike

in Olympic precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, an engineering military

official, was hit with a K-54 handgun by Prey Soklak, 35, who attempted to steal

his motorbike. Soklak, who is a police official from the Ministry of Interior, was

also shot dead at the time. Ya Lak, 35, a traffic policeman, was also shot dead while

exchanging fire to help the victim.

June 29: Two unidentified men were shot dead at midnight while trying to

force open a house door in Boeng Keng Kang 3 precinct, Chamcarmon district, Phnom

Penh. Police said two of four thieves were arrested; the others were shot by local

authorities after the householder called them for help.

July 1: Pieng Pich, 42, was shot and seriously wounded at 8:00 pm while

watching television with his family in Trapaing Treng village, Siem Reap province.

Police said the victim was hit twice in his stomach and left arm by robbers who stole

his gold necklace, ring, earring, and some cash. The victim was sent to the provincial

hospital after the incident.

July 1: Phek Kimcheang, 47, a construction worker, was arrested for a murder

he was accused of committing one week ago in Doeum Treng village, Mean Chey district,

Phnom Penh. Police said a 58-year-old man, Thach Kroeung, was stabbed to death following

a drunken argument with Kimcheang.

July 2: Khau Chivon, 21, and Mao Som Ol, 24, were beaten and seriously

injured at 9:30 am after they stole a motorbike in Takmau market precinct in Kandal.

Police said the thieves were arrested and hit with rocks and sticks by marketers

after the owner, Et Sam Arth, a policeman from the provincial commissioner headquarters,

asked for help to capture the robbers.

July 2: Lai Loam, 40, was chopped to death in a quarrel at noon after returning

from a rice field. The incident happened in Choeung Doeung village, Barai district,

Kampong Thom. Police said the victim, who was drunk, was hit five times with a big

knife by his brother-in-law, Hoeu Bun, 42. Bun was angry at Loam, who had attacked

him when he was feeding a pig.

July 3: Sai Somkosal, 32, was shot dead at midnight downstairs in his house

in Chamcar Ovleuk village, Dongkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police

said the victim, a sawmill owner, was shot twice with an AK-47 when he went to investigate

intruders on his property.

July 4: Neat Rith, 21, a moto-taxi driver, was beaten and seriously injured

at 8:45 am while parking in front of Phnom Penh Public Works department to buy a

license plate. Police said the victim was accused of stealing a motorcycle.


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