Teen killed en route to her cousin’s funeral
A TEENAGE girl was killed and two of her cousins, who were passengers on heir motorbike, were seriously injured while driving to a family member’s funeral on Sunday in Kampong Cham province. Police said the girls were crossing a road to a funeral home, where a service was being held for one of their deceased cousins, when the motorbike they were on was struck by a Toyota Corolla. The 16-year-old driver died at the scene. Her two cousins remain in hospital. Police have detained the driver of the Corolla pending further investigation.
Man stabs drinking partner in the head
A DRUNKEN quarrel left a teenager hospitalised and a 42-year-old man behind bars on Saturday night in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district. Police said the two men had been drinking all day when the teen used a branch from a mango tree to break a large water vessel in the suspect’s bathroom. The suspect reportedly became angry and stabbed the victim in the left side of the head with a large knife. The suspect is awaiting trial, while the victim remains in hospital.
Statues vanish while monks are sleeping
A PAIR of copper Buddha statues disappeared from a pagoda on Saturday in Stung Treng province’s Stung Treng district. The head monk at the pagoda said monks were sleeping during a heavy rain and had locked the room where the statues were kept. When they woke up the room was unlocked and the statues, which were more than 100 years old, were gone, he said. The monk has asked local authorities to help find the statues and return them to the pagoda.
House raid nets illegal timber but not owner
A HOUSE suspected of holding large amounts of illegal timber was raided by authorities on Sunday in Oddar Meanchey province’s Anlong Veng district. Provincial police said they confiscated 32 pieces of timber during the raid, but the owner of the house, a suspected seller of illegal timber, escaped. Police said they believe the suspect was tipped off about the raid and had fled the area before they arrived.
Woman in jail over unpaid rental bill
A WOMAN accused of cheating a car dealer out of hundreds of dollars was arrested on Monday in the capital’s Toul Kork district. The dealer said the 36-year-old suspect had rented a vehicle from him last month for the agreed price of US$600. The suspect subsequently shut off her phone and disappeared without paying, he said. The suspect is being held by district police, awaiting trial.