POLICE CHASE AFTER GROPING GANGSTERS
Six “gangsters” in Banteay Meanchey province were arrested for lewd behaviour after allegedly tapping a woman’s bottom in a pagoda. Police in Serey Soporn district said the ruffians “made a mess” during a ceremony when they collectively cupped the pagoda worker’s bottom. The horny hoodlums fled after police spotted the surreptitious patting of the pagoda worker’s posterior. The group was released after officers gave them an “education”.
MAN TORCHES MOTOS INSTEAD OF HORNETS
Svay Rieng provincial police have arrested a man who tried to torch a hornets’ nest, but instead ended up setting fire to two rented motorbikes. Police say the man was unable to pay the US$600 that the motos’ owner demanded for his wrecked wheels. Because he wasn’t able to pay, the case will be sent to court, police said.
HUNGRY MAN BEATS ‘LAZY’ WIFE: POLICE
Police arrested a man in Kampong Speu province after he allegedly beat his wife with a “big stick” because she refused to fetch watergrass for his dinner. Investigators said the man was very hungry and became angry when his wife refused to meet his demands. They said the woman refused to fetch the watergrass because “it was a bit dark, and she was also lazy”. Police arrested the man following a complaint from the woman’s family.
PARENTS’ NITPICKING PROMPTS POISONING
A girl in Pursat province has taken her own life, upset that her parents blamed her for mistreating a cow that had just given birth. Police say the girl killed herself by swallowing poison on Tuesday after her parents criticised her for tying up her cow in the pouring rain. The parents said they did not realise their daughter was upset until they found her body in a sugarcane farm the next day.
BRUTAL SLAYING AFTER SEX REFUSAL
Police say a man in Kampong Chhnang town confessed to murdering his 16-year-old girlfriend after she rejected his sexual advances. It is alleged that the 18-year-old man killed his girlfriend by hanging her with a rope, then chopping her neck with a cleaver. The man confessed to the crime when officers arrested him, police said. The suspect’s family, meanwhile, has moved to a different town, police said, afraid that the victim’s family will try to avenge their daughter’s death.