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Woman shot and killed at Bangkok temple

Caitlin Ashworth



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A woman was shot and killed at a Bangkok temple today. Police say 39 year old Linlada Phattanphan was found inside the temple, covered in blood. Her head had been shot at 4 times. Linlada went to the temple this morning to make merit, according to her maid, 52 year old Maneerat Srithornrat. The maid told police that the 2 of them were about to head home when another woman came up behind Linlada and shot her 4 times at a close range. The alleged shooter fled the scene.

Police say they were called to the temple in Bangkok’s Bang Khae district around 7am. A forensic team from Siriraj Hospital responded and joined police in the investigation. They say Linlada was shot at close range with 9mm bullets.

Maneerat told police the alleged shooter was around 35 to 40 years old and was wearing a cap that shadowed her face.

Police are still investigating. Police say they plan to review surveillance camera footage to help identify the alleged shooter.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand


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    sam thompson

    Monday, September 21, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    So violent and full of hate and revenge…..unbelievable that it also happened in a place of worship

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      Rinky Stingpiece

      Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:18 pm

      So many priests in Australia and Ireland hid their crimes behind vestments, many got justice.

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      Monday, September 21, 2020 at 9:09 pm

      Thailand as a buddhist country is in the main a very peaceful country and incidents like this are rare. l hear of far more violence in the uk where l live, many stabbings in London by gangs and 2 children killed by parents or so called ” carers” every week.

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        Issan John

        Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 12:38 pm

        Sorry to break it to you, but rather than being “rare” Thailand has one of the highest rates of gun homicides in the world – regularly in the top three, sometimes the top.

        Unfortunately there’s often little sign of escalation, so it’s black or white with no room for grey, either fully on or fully off.

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          Roger Elliot

          Friday, September 25, 2020 at 3:16 am

          So True. Homicides in Thailand are highly underreported, they are only reported when its an usual story as is the case here

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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