Shop owner fatally stabbed chasing thief in Nakhon Ratchasima

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

A 27 year old shop owner in Nakhon Ratchasima tragically lost his life after being stabbed seven times while trying to catch a thief.

The shop owner’s girlfriend saw the suspect, who had frequently visited the shop, and provided crucial information to the police.

Police received a report at around 4am today of a fatal stabbing at a general store in Nong Suea Bong village, Nakhon Ratchasima. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found the body of Thotsaphon lying near the back door of the shop with multiple stab wounds across his right side, from his chest to his thigh. Blood was splattered throughout the store.

Thotsaphon’s girlfriend, 35 year old Nidnakorn, who is of Laotian nationality, was present and provided her account to the police. She explained that they had been running the shop for about three years. The incident occurred when she awoke to use the bathroom at the back of the store and returned to bed.

Shortly after, she heard suspicious noises and saw a shadowy figure through the door. She alerted Thotsaphon and he woke up and rushed to confront the intruder.

A scuffle ensued for about five minutes before the assailant managed to escape. Unfortunately, Thotsaphon collapsed from his injuries, and despite efforts to seek help from neighbours, he succumbed to his wounds.

Nidnakorn recounted the incident.

“I saw the suspect’s face clearly. He is someone from a nearby village who has bought items from our store multiple times.”

With this information, the police identified a suspect and searched his residence, located approximately 200 metres from the crime scene. They found an elderly woman at the house who confirmed that her grandson had stayed there the previous night. During the search, a blood-stained red T-shirt was discovered.

Nidnakorn identified the shirt.

“This definitely belongs to the person who committed the crime.”

The police intensified their efforts to locate and apprehend the suspect, reported KhaoSod.

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Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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