Chinese man allegedly murders Thai wife for 70 million baht business

A Chinese man was arrested last week in the central province of Pathum Thani for allegedly murdering his Thai wife and covering it up.

The man, Guang Chan, was arrested for the alleged murder and conspiracy to cover up her death on July 18.

The 48 year old took his wife, Parawee, to a hospital last month and told staff she had tried to commit suicide by hanging herself at home. The 39 year old woman later died in hospital as a result of her injuries.

Guang then took Parawee’s dead body to the temple to prepare for her funeral. At the same time, he didn’t allow her relatives to see the corpse. The man informed her family she died because she took too an overdose of diet pills and used too much cannabis

But a day after the funeral began, on July 14, Parawee’s friend, Yananan Kaewpimon, became suspicious and filed a complaint to the police at Pho Kaew Police Station, asking them to investigate.

Yananan told police that Parawee called her about 3-4 days before she died saying that her husband beat her and threatened to kill her. Yananan added that Parawee told her that if anything happened to her, report it to the police.

Police visited the temple on July 18 and urged the relatives to stop the funeral. The body of Parawee was then taken to Sirirat Hospital in Bangkok for an autopsy while Chan was arrested and imprisoned at Nakhon Pathom Prison on suspicion of murder.

The autopsy on July 21 contradicted information Chan reported to the police and Parawee’s relatives. Chan still didn’t confess but all of the evidence led to the conclusion that he murdered his wife.

Last Sunday, officers from the Provincial Police Region 7 and Pho Kaew Police Station in Pathum Thani province held a press conference to provide more details about the murder case.

Police revealed Chan entered and stayed in Thailand illegally with a false ID card and a fake Thai name, Suchin Maimongkon. The details of his identity and how he entered Thailand are still under investigation.

The Commander of the Provincial Police Region 7, Chomchawin Purathananon, said the police believe the murder was premeditated and not a crime of passion. Chan’s motive for the alleged murder was to take over Parawee’s business and assets.

Parawee was the owner of a cosmetic company called Suay Dee Centre. The business was worth more than 70 million baht and she was one of the richest people in Nakhon Pathom province.

The police added that they would investigate Parawee’s business to find out whether the company operated illegally and look into whether anyone else was involved in the case or not.

SOURCE: Khaosod | Matichon

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.