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
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.