Burmese man stabs 4 Thais after being rejected by woman in Koh Pha Ngan

A Burmese man in Koh Pha Ngan was arrested yesterday evening after he used scissors to stab a Thai woman who rejected him and three of her friends.

The Burmese man, 31 year old Aung Htwe Naing, stabbed 29 year old Sukanya in a laundry shop in Koh Pha Ngan, where they worked at 2.30pm on Saturday, March 11.

Aung was captured on the laundry’s security camera stabbing Sukanya in her arm with scissors. She attempted to flee for help, but Aung chased her and stabbed her multiple times before making his escape.

According to a report on Khaosod, Aung also stabbed Sukanya’s friends, two Thai men named Sarawut and Pratarn, and a Thai woman named Kwansud. One of the victims suffered a severe injury.

The police reported that the attacker and the victims were colleagues working together at the laundry shop. Aung reportedly had a crush on Sukanya and frequently bought her gifts and anything else she needed. Unfortunately, Sukanya did not reciprocate his feelings and rejected him.

Officers from Koh Pha Ngan Police Station and Surat Thani Provincial Immigration Bureau closed the main pier to prevent the suspect from escaping the island.

They searched for Aung for 30 hours until they discovered a campsite with a recently extinguished bonfire, but Aung was not there. Officers continued investigating the area until they found him hiding behind a large rock.

The Thai News Agency reported that all four victims received medical treatment at Koh Samui Hospital and were stable.

The Burmese man faces three charges including:

  • Section 295 of the Criminal Law: causing injury to another person. The punishment will be imprisonment of up to two years, a fine of up to 40,000 baht, or both.
  • Sections 80 and 288 of the Criminal Law: attempting to murder another person. The punishment for attempted murder will be half of the penalty of the murder charge. For the murder charge, the suspect will be punished with life imprisonment or imprisonment from 15 to 20 years.

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.