Police Blotter: 9 Apr 2010

Police Blotter: 9 Apr 2010

POLICE

COW-TENDING BOY FINDS BODY IN FIELD
Ten people have been in arrested in Kandal province after a boy discovered the body of a 45-year-old man in a field Tuesday. Police said the boy, who tends cows, became suspicious when he became aware of a bad smell. A subsequent police investigation turned up 10 people who a neighbour saw drinking wine together with the dead man days before the discovery. However, all 10 say they have no idea about the man’s death. Police have sent the case to court “to find justice”.
DEUM AMPIL

PARENTS PLEASED BY CHILDREN'S ARREST
Police in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district have raided a local gaming shop and detained 15 students after neighbours and their own parents urged officers to crack down. The parents reported being overjoyed their offspring had been arrested. One parent said that her son never studied and seemed to be addicted to playing games. What he wasn’t addicted to, the parent said, was studying. The raid saw the police confiscating 10 gaming consoles, which will be kept at the police station until further notice. The students were to be returned to their parents after receiving a day of “education” at the police station.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

SIGN OF BAD DRIVING IN SIHANOUKVILLE
Police in Sihanoukville say a “rich man” ploughed his car into a sign in front of the Department of Tourism Wednesday. Neighbours reported hearing a loud crashing sound. When they looked, they saw the sign in front of the building was completely damaged. Police said the driver was known as the child of a rich and powerful man. He was also extremely rude, they added. The driver refused to answer questions at the police station; instead, his father showed up. The department is planning to demand money to fix the damaged sign.
DEUM AMPIL

BOY DEAD AFTER LIGHTNING STRIKE
A 17-year-old boy has died after he was struck with lightning in Banteay Meanchey province Wednesday. Police said the boy was employed to look after cows. The boy’s family said it was raining on the day he was killed. The boy’s employer has returned the body to the family and offered them US$100 to hold a funeral. The family is very poor, police said; some of them have disabilities and lots of children.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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