4 Hurt as Man Lobs Grenades

An HIV-infected man seriously injured himself and three others when he lobbed two grenades he planned to use for his own suicide at military police Saturday on Pochentong Road.

Kuch Ouch, 28, threw the gren­ades after he encountered an illegal weapons checkpoint, Mom Saveth, Dangkao district po­lice chief, said Sunday.

A military police officer, a teach­er and a student were in­jured. Kuch Ouch refused to stop his motorcycle at the weapons checkpoint and threw the gren­ades when police gave chase.

Mom Saveth said Kuch Ouch was carrying the grenades to kill him­self because he was de­pressed after recently discovering he was suffering from HIV.

The injured were brought to Kossamak Hospital.

 

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