Connect with us


Fugitive ‘serial killer’ Somkid arrested on Bangkok-bound train



Police have arrested the convicted killer Somkid Poompuang, who has been nick-named in Thai media as “Jack the Ripper” and “Kid the Ripper” this morning. He was on the run since a murder in Khon Kaen last Sunday.

55 year old Somkid was on a train at a railway station in the Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima province in north east Thailand. He was spotted by other passengers who then informed police.

Somkid is currently wanted as the prime suspect in the murder of a hotel maid in Kranuan district of Khon Kaen on December 15, about 200 kilometres away from where he was captured.

Police say that Somkid had boarded the train in Surin, heading to Bangkok, and passing through Nakhon Ratchasima province.

Somkid was released from prison in May, after serving just 14 years after being convicted over five murders, among other crimes. The prison’s praline officials say he was released due to “his good behaviour”. The Corrections Department has already publically admitted his release was due to an error in the screening process of prisoners eligible for early release.

Most of the murder victims were masseuses or women working in night time entertainment, a similarity to the 1880’s London murderer Jack the Ripper.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

Fugitive 'serial killer' Somkid arrested on Bangkok-bound train | News by Thaiger

PHOTO: Somkid Pumpuang being led off the passenger train, bound for Bangkok, this morning – Khaosod English


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand7 mins ago

Firework maker killed in firework accident in eastern Thailand

Thailand8 mins ago

Lao star swindled by Thai celebrity, more than 500 million baht lost

Thailand53 mins ago

Father chains up daughter and forces her to return to abusive husband

Sponsored2 hours ago

Top 5 Backlink Agencies in Bangkok for Your Business

China1 hour ago

China mulls downgrading Covid-19 status as protests continue

Business2 hours ago

Tesla to launch in Thailand this month

Apple2 hours ago

Two women sue Apple saying AirTag product gives stalkers access to their whereabouts

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand2 hours ago

Electioneering: Thaksin’s daughter vows to end poverty in Thailand

Thailand2 hours ago

Thai travel agent group says travel restrictions hamper tourism growth

Hot News2 hours ago

Thailand pushes for more international flights as tourism surges

Crime3 hours ago

Man stabs passersby in Bangkok, 1 killed 1 injured

Thailand4 hours ago

VIDEO: Shit hits the fan as man attacks friend for mocking him in a leaked sex tape

Indonesia5 hours ago

Thailand teaches Indonesia how to legalise cannabis

Expats5 hours ago

A British musician bangs drums of discontent after breaking leg in Thailand

Thailand6 hours ago

Thailand to celebrate its 10 millionth tourist on December 10

Cannabis News6 hours ago

Homeowner beats cannabis thief to death in northeast Thailand

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11