Revenge&’ motive for stabbing murder
PHUKET TOWN: Police believe a Thai was murdered in a stabbing frenzy by a group of Burmese bent on revenge. Crewmen discovered the body of Pairat Singkam, 39, in the engine room of the “Sinnumchai 5” on Wednesday afternoon, while the boat was berthed in Rassada Port. Pol Capt Watcharin Jiratthikarn, of Phuket Town Police Station, said K. Pairat, a watchman, had been stabbed 27 times on his face, neck, back and torso. He had been dead for at least eight hours. Witnesses later told police that they had seen a Burmese known as “Mr Wong” go onto the boat, with five or six other men, about the time of the murder. Police speculated that the motive probably stemmed from an incident more than a year ago. At the time, K. Pairat called in the police after spotting “Mr Wong” and others stealing from a boat. “The police arrested them and a judge jailed them for a year,” Capt Watcharin said. “It’s possible that after their release, they came back to kill.” Police are keen to talk to “Mr Wong” and his associates.
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