The Phnom Penh Post
Written by Lim Phalla
Friday, 24 April 2009
MAN ACCIDENTLY BEATEN TO DEATH
Police have arrested three gangsters suspected of beating to death Cheam Sim, 29, on Monday after the men assumed the victim was having intimate relations with one of their girlfriends. The men mistook the victim's wife and child, who were passengers on his motorbike, for one of the gangsters' girlfriends, in Trapaing Chhouk village, Baray district, Kampong Thom province.
LOVE GOES WRONG, PROMPTING SUICIDE
Sok Vy, 24, committed suicide behind his house in Pur Leang village, Kandieng district, Pursat province, on Tuesday. Witnesses say the man was engaged in a lengthy phone conversation prior to the incident, which led villagers to believe "that it was love gone wrong".
DRINKS, DEBT DRIVE WOMAN TO SUICIDE
Debt and alcohol abuse are believed to have lead to Chin Soben, 22, committing suicide in Trapaing Trabaek village, Saraong district, Ta Keo province, on Wednesday. The deceased's husband said that his wife was depressed because "they both drank every day and were extremely poor".
MONK ROBBED OF $7,000 IN PURSAT
Khat Khemara, a 45-year old abbot from Luong Pagoda, Pursat province, went to lunch Tuesday only to return and discover that thieves had stolen his briefcase containing US$7,000. Police found the empty briefcase 500 metres away from the pagoda.
BEER GIRL BRAWL IN BATTAMBANG
Competitive beer girls at Bopha Tip Restaurant, Battambang province, were seriously wounded after a glass fight erupted over "who could sell more beer". An oral argument between Bou Vy and Ngory Dy ended violently Monday with both women exchanging blows using beer bottles and glasses.
MAN FAKES ROBBERY TO STEAL BANK CASH
A man employed to transport US$20,000 between SBC Bank and Canadia Bank in Phnom Penh has been arrested by police after the man falsely reported Tuesday that the money had been stolen in transit. Police allege that the robbery never occurred and that the suspect, Nget Sophorn, planned on keeping the money for himself.