Grenade murder-suicide over missing telephone.

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Grenade murder-suicide over missing telephone.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:48 pm

The new year starts with a bang. A drunk man loses his phone so he grabs a hand grenade... Sad and stupid tale to start the year.

Grenade Murder-Suicide Kills Uncle, Nephew
by Buth Kimsay | January 2, 2017

A man on Sunday detonated a hand-grenade while clutching his nephew after a drunken argument over a missing telephone, killing them both, police said.

Chan Doul, the police chief in Tbong Khmum province’s Memot district, said the incident occurred in Memot commune at about 2:30 p.m. after 63-year-old Sam Sarath and 43-year-old Khonh Kha had spent the morning drinking heavily at a mutual friend’s house in Trabek village.

Mr. Doul said that both men finished drinking and left for their homes at about 12 p.m., whereupon Sam Sarath realized his mobile phone was missing.

Sam Sarath then rode his motorbike to Khonh Kha’s house to ask for his phone, which Khonh Kha denied having, Mr. Doul said.

Sam Sarath left and returned about 10 minutes later, walked over to Khonh Kha, grabbed him tightly, and detonated the grenade.

Mr. Doul said Sam Sarath’s last words to the victim were, “If you love me, we both should die together.”

Mr. Doul said both men had previously had a close relationship, and that the lost phone was the most likely motive for the murder.
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Re: Grenade murder-suicide over missing telephone.

Post by boozyoldman » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:54 pm

Some old hands here will remember when nasty little feuds involving grenades were ten a penny / dime a dozen.

The claim was - this was 2 decades ago - that a grenade could be bought for $5.
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Re: Grenade murder-suicide over missing telephone.

Post by John Bingham » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:07 pm

boozyoldman wrote:Some old hands here will remember when nasty little feuds involving grenades were ten a penny / dime a dozen.

The claim was - this was 2 decades ago - that a grenade could be bought for $5.
I wasn't here that long ago, but I know they were very cheap, I think about $3 at the Tuk Thla market.


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Re: Grenade murder-suicide over missing telephone.

Post by OKW » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:58 pm

even $ 20 isn't bad, provided they have a good fuse.
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Re: Grenade murder-suicide over missing telephone.

Post by John Bingham » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:04 am

The $20 was for a no-doubt wrecked M-16 rifle.
I'm not sure about buying old grenades, I wouldn't recommend it.
The reason they are so cheap is that they are pretty much useless as a weapon outside of a combat zone.
I'm glad they aren't being used as often in disputes as they used to be.
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Re: Grenade murder-suicide over missing telephone.

Post by taabarang » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:34 am

While they are almost useless as a weapon they are highly prized in my neck of the woods by fishermen.
As my old Cajun bait seller used to say, "I opes you luck.
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Re: Grenade murder-suicide over missing telephone.

Post by boozyoldman » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:32 am

A few places of entertainment still have a depiction of prohibited items on display outside.

Many, not all, feature grenades along with the handguns and syringes.

Concerning the use of grenades in fishing, it was claimed by at least one writer that the
KR forces on the Mekong used grenades to harvest Irrawaddy dolphins. Eco-concerns aside,
this sounds like a truly thrilling sport (compared to rough shooting with a shotgun or a .22.)
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