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SURAT THANI: Boys will be boys, and brothers will be brothers. When it comes to sibling rivalry, anything can happen, and usually does. If your brother’s dog savaged your favorite fighting cock, you’d probably have a few words to say, which is just what Somjit Kongtee did. Regrettably, they were some of the last words the 45-year-old uttered. Ten minutes after midnight on February 4, Pol Lt Col Manop Manying was told of Somjit’s fatal shooting at BaanTungtamsao, Tambon Tachee, BaanNasarn District in Surat Thani. Somjit’s body was found in front of his house, clad in just a loincloth. He had been shot twice, once in the head and once in the shoulder. About 50 meters away, in another house, officers found Weerasak Kongtee, Somjit’s 33-year-old brother. Weerasak confessed that he shot Somjit. Somjit often got drunk and fought, he told police. That night they had an argument because Somjit’s dog savaged his brother’s fighting cock to death. Somjit tried to explain that it was unavoidable but brother Weerasak wouldn’t let up. End of argument.

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