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Police Blotter: 8 Apr 2011

Police Blotter: 8 Apr 2011

Police searching for ‘murderer’ blacksmith
POLICE are searching for a man suspected of beating his 18-year-old coworker to death with a metal pipe on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. Witnesses said the two men worked as blacksmiths and had a heated argument, when the suspect struck the victim with a metal pipe several times in the head and escaped. The victim was sent to hospital but died a day later.

Construction worker on the run after brawl
THREE construction workers were wounded on Monday after being attacked with a knife in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town. Police said the suspect, their 20-year-old coworker, and the victims drank alcohol together when an argument began. Neighbours intervened to try and stop them, but the suspect is believed to have grabbed a knife, broken into the victims’ rooms and attacked them, before he fled the scene. Police hospitalised the victims and are searching for the suspect.

Armed attack suspects released after payoff
THREE suspects were detained by police on Saturday after two brothers, aged 20 and 23, were wounded on their way home in Svay Rieng province’s Kampong Ro district.  Police said the victims went to watch a film at a local pagoda when six men with axes, cleavers, and wooden sticks attacked them. The brothers were each hacked six times in the head and were found unconscious in a pool of blood. Police arrested three suspects, but they were freed after they compensated the victims.

Drunken family feud leads to altercation
POLICE from Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district arrested a 26-year-old man accused of attacking his 37-year-old stepfather and threatening him with a cleaver on Tuesday. Police claimed that the suspect was angry at his stepfather who had a dispute with his younger sister, so he went out drinking. He returned home drunk that night and attacked the victim, grabbed a cleaver and attempted to cut him, when relatives intervened and called the police. Police have detained him for questioning.

Suicide victim found in Oddar Meanchey
THE body of a 23-year-old man was found on Tuesday in Oddar Meanchey province’s Anlong Veng district. Police said the man was from Kampong Cham’s Kampong Siem district and went to Oddar Meanchey to visit his brother last Wednesday. His body was found with a bottle of poison, so police concluded he had committed suicide.


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