PATONG: The mystery of the jet-ski operator found dead on the rocks below Nakalay viewpoint on November 10 has been solved. In a confession to police, Kwanchai “Dum” Chookum admitted that he had caused the death of Boonsung Wassana, 26, but said that he had done so accidentally. Pol Capt Ardinan Benjasamai from Kathu police station said that Dum had explained that he had been sitting in a bar in Patong at the same table as Boonsung. Seeing that Boonsung was wearing an expensive gold chain, and that he was very drunk, he decided to rob him. He offered him a ride home but, on reaching the Nakalay viewpoint, he stopped his bike and tried to grab the chain. The two fought and Dum punched Boonsung, causing him to lose his balance and fall onto rocks 20 meters below the road. Boonsung’s body was discovered four days later. A post-mortem showed that he had died from a head injury. Dum has been charged with robbery and negligent manslaughter.
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