Connect with us

Hot News

Re-enacment of Koh Si Chang rape and murder case

Published

 on 

A 24 year old Thai, charged over the rape and murder of a 27 year old female German backpacker on Chon Buri’s Koh Si Chang on Sunday, has re-enacted the horrific crime that has shaken public morale on the popular island.

Koh Si Chang injuste north-west of Pattaya in the Gulf of Thailand.

Ronnakorn Romruen, a resident of the Moo 2 village on Koh Si Chang has allegedly confessed to the crime and the re-enactment was held yesterday. Ronnakorn was swiftly arrested after the woman’s body was found with a broken neck and serious wounds to her face and head on Sunday evening.

The man reportedly confessed that he had seen the victim, whom he described as “a good-looking woman travelling alone”, and become sexually aroused after taking illicit drugs.

Chon Buri deputy superintendent Pol Colonel Sakrapee Priewpanich told the media yesterday that Ronnakorn followed the woman and later killed her by hitting her with a rock after raping her, in order to prevent her reporting the attack, he reportedly told police.

Police have charged the man with premeditated murder, rape and hiding a body to conceal the crime.

Ronnakorn was escorted by 40 police officers whilst performing the ritual re-enactment at 10am. There were plenty of locals and attending media expressing their disgust at his alleged acts during the re-enactment.

He showed police five spots related to the crime.

  • The first being where he had parked his motorcycle to buy flowers and followed the victim to the hilltop site where the flag of King Rama V is mounted.
  • The second spot was where he had allegedly raped the woman and forced her to perform oral sex, which had given her the opportunity to flee down the stairway.
  • The third location was where the victim had fallen, and the suspect had reportedly attacked her with a rock until she died.
  • The fourth spot was where he had supposedly hidden her body under a pile of rocks near a stairway leading to the hilltop.
  • The final location was a flower stall, where a witness had asked why his shirt was bloodstained.

Ahead of police bringing Ronnakorn to appear before Chon Buri Provincial Court to apply for his first 12-day detention, his mother 43 year old Nonglak Phosaeng delivered some clothes for her son to Koh Si Chang police station and made a tearful apology to the public over his alleged crime.

She said her son, who lived alone in a separate rented house, was single and made a living as a part-time garbage collector.

A local food vendor said the rape and murder had affected the island’s tourism as many foreign visitors had left following the news.

Re-enacment of Koh Si Chang rape and murder case | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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

The Thaiger is Thailand's largest online portal for news, videos and information.

Follow Thaiger by email:

World8 mins ago

Iranian forces kill young man for celebrating World Cup loss

Crime20 mins ago

Thai police seize 8 businesses in Phuket owned by Chinese gangster Tuhao

Thailand27 mins ago

Planning a small conference? Try Thailand’s super-luxury villas

Sponsored4 hours ago

Go global with Upbit Thailand: Worldwide digital asset market in your hands

Bangkok35 mins ago

50 crypto mines raided for stealing Thai electricity

Bangkok2 hours ago

Bangkok ranked No.6 in the top 10 best cities for expats

Thailand2 hours ago

Man armed with a pen gun arrested at seminar visited by PM Prayut

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Tourism3 hours ago

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport expects 130,000 daily passengers this month

Hot News3 hours ago

Racism scandal looms as Prince William and wife Kate arrive in US

Environment3 hours ago

Indonesia’s environmental protection plan- trust the billionaires

Hot News3 hours ago

Part one: the most haunted places in Bangkok

Hot News3 hours ago

Europe wakes up to US profiteering from Russia-Ukraine conflict

Crime4 hours ago

‘Pinky’ the alleged Forex 3D scammer released on bail after 3 months behind bars

Hot News4 hours ago

North Korea forces citizens to change names for a more idealistic sound

Tourism4 hours ago

Thailand’s southern islands are reeling in tourists

Thailand4 hours ago

Driver furious with BKK shopping mall after foreigner accidentally causes damage to her car | GMT

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

Trending