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Police Blotter: 9 Dec 2009

Police Blotter: 9 Dec 2009

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OUTDOOR DEFECATOR ATTACKED IN TAKEO
A 38-year-old man was chopped five times after he defecated on a plantation site and stole two sugarcane trees on Saturday night in Tar Ou commune, Kirivong district, Takeo province. The victim was hospitalised and doctors had to remove one eye after the attack, his older brother said. The brother called on local authorities to find justice for his family, saying that the victim did not deserve to lose his eye simply for stealing two trees.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

FATHER KILLS SON IN DRUNKEN DISPUTE
A 30-year-old man was found dead on Friday in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nob district after being attacked with an ax that was found at the scene. Police subsequently arrested the victim’s father, who confessed that he killed his son while they were drinking together and began arguing after the son demanded that he sell the family’s land. The father has been sent to provincial court.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

DEADLY COLLISION ON NATIONAL ROAD 7
A 22-year-old man was killed on Sunday after he was hit by a bus on National Road 7 in Kratie province. Witnesses said the man was struck after his hat fell off as he was driving his motorbike, and that he chased it into the roadway. The bus dragged the motorbike 100 metres before crashing and bursting into flames, though none of its passengers were hurt.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

BUSINESS OWNER BLAMED IN DEATH
A 19-year-old craftsman died instantly on Monday afternoon in a mechanical accident in Russey Keo district’s Tuol Sanke commune. The man was wearing a scarf over his face to cover his mouth while working to produce parts for motorbikes. The scarf got caught in the machine at which he was working, however, and he was dragged into it and crushed. Local police said the owners of the business attempted to settle the case by paying US$1,000 to the victim’s family, but police have instead sent the case to Phnom Penh Municipal Court, where the owners stand accused of unintentional manslaughter.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

PHONE-CRAVING TEEN COMMITS SUICIDE
A 17-year-old from Battambang province’s Bor Veng district committed suicide on Sunday afternoon by hanging himself with a piece of rope. His parents said that in the days before his death, the boy had asked them to purchase him a cellphone. They promised to get him one within a few days, but the boy was apparently upset that his request had not been granted as of this past weekend.
DEUM AMPIL

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