Police Blotter: 7 May 2012

Police Blotter: 7 May 2012

Taxi’s passengers steal cab while driver naps
A taxi driver was allegedly robbed of his taxi by a young woman and her father on Friday in Siem Reap province. The driver, 41, told police that the pair had asked him to drive them to Pailin province, but said they wanted to rest for a few hours before departing. They persuaded him to nap in a guesthouse, but when he woke up, his car was gone and the security guards said his supposed customers had driven it away an hour ago. Nokorwat

Husband’s jealous rage earns him a chopping
A man was seriously injured, eventually losing consciousness, when his wife chopped his head repeatedly with a cleaver on Saturday in Siem Reap province’s Sotr Nikum district. An eyewitness said the man had been suspicious of a new number in his wife’s mobile phone. Not believing that it belonged to the mutual acquaintance named by his wife, he hit and kicked her, and was attacked by his wife in return. Kampuchea Thmey

Petrol billboard crushes refuelling moto driver
A 43-year-old man was crushed by a Sokimex petrol advertisement billboard after refuelling his motorcycle at a petrol station in the capital’s Por Senchey district. The man, who worked at a private company, died from serious injuries after being sent to the hospital. Kampuchea Thmey

‘Friend’ attacks guest on wedding’s sidelines
A wedding guest was allegedly attacked by his friend on Thursday in Kampot province’s Teuk Chhou district. The victim’s aunt said he had been asked by his friend to go to a dark place nearby and afterwards had been found unconscious and bloodied. She said the victim had been chopped multiple times on his head and right arm. Police have arrested the suspect but said they were unsure of what the quarrel had been between the two. Koh Santepheap

Farmer hangs self hours after check-up
A farmer committed suicide after a health check-up on Wednesday in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district. Police said the 49-year-old farmer suffered from numbness and pains in his body that hindered his work, and a doctor had told him that he had many illnesses. He had stayed at the doctor’s for four days for treatment, but hanged himself within hours of returning home. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Mom Kunthear