Thursday, September 13, 2007

Man injects love interest with blood

A Cambodian man was arrested after injecting a woman with his own blood in a bizarre scheme to win her affections.

The 22-year-old man is being held by police for allegedly causing injury to a 21-year-old woman, said Tan Sophal, a police officer in Battambang province where the attack occurred. It is about 155 miles northwest of the capital, Phnom Penh.

The man allegedly injected a syringe of his blood into the woman's rib cage and waist as she walked home from school.

"He thought that if he could not marry her, at least his blood can stay inside her body," Tan Sophal said. "That's why he injected her with his blood."

After the woman reported the assault to police, she was sent to a hospital for an examination to determine among other things whether the blood was tainted.

The man is being held at a police detention centre and is expected to be formally charged in the coming days.

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