PHUKET CITY: The body of a Burmese fisherman with a three-inch gash across his throat was found in the Rassada Port area on Tuesday.
Pol Maj Watcharin Jirattikarn, Inspector of Phuket City Police Station, said he received a phone call from local Thai residents informing him that a body had been discovered near the fishing port.
Police officers arrived at the scene and found the body dumped among trees just 15 meters from a table and chairs where the man had been seen drinking whisky with “friends” on Monday night.
“Local residents there told me that they saw the victim drinking whisky with group of friends, but none could identify who the man was,” Pol Maj Watcharin said.
The body was dressed in a white T-shirt and long black pants. In the pants pockets were two note books with Burmese writing, a mobile phone and 37 baht in change.
Maj Watcharin said that police believe the man was killed at least seven hours before his body was found.
The corpse was taken to Wachira Phuket Hospital.
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