Burmese sought over stabbing murder
KATHU: A Burmese worker is being sought by police after the corpse of a motorbike taxi driver was found last week by villagers near Talay Keeree village, in the foothills around Kathu.
The body, with 15 stab wounds in it, was identified as that of 45-year-old Narongsak Bunyalertnimit from Phatthalung, a van driver with the Take-A-Trip travel agency, who worked as a motorbike taxi driver in his spare time.
Other motorbike taxi drivers at the S.T. Hotel in Phuket City, where K. Narongsak was based, told police that on July 18 he was hired by a Burmese called Tone to take him to work at Super Cheap. They described Tone as being about 22 years old and 1.7 meters tall.
K. Narongsak was found dead three days later.
After making inquiries at Super Cheap, police were able to locate relatives of the wanted man, but were unable to get much information beyond a statement that Tone had left for Ranong, intending to return to Burma.
Pol Maj Teerawat Liumsuwan of Tung Tong Police Station told the Gazette, “We have ordered the arrest of Tone, and our investigators are checking whether he has really left Phuket or not.”
K. Narongsak’s family have retrieved his body and taken it to Phatthalung for cremation.
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