German dies from knife wounds

RAWAI: Hans Jurgen Ottmar Bayer, 37, from Germany, died on Monday night from knife wounds sustained in a fight with his live-in partner, Nakorn Koipud, 25, at their home in the Happy Home housing estate.

Pol Capt Chana Sutthimas, of Chalong Police Station, said that Nakorn told police she was slicing vegetables in the kitchen at about 9 pm, when Mr Bayer began hitting and kicking her. He frequently beat her when he was drunk, she told police.

He said that Nakorn claimed she used the knife in her hands to defend herself, before running out of the house. “Her conscience later got the better of her and she returned [to the house] to take Mr Bayer to the Phuket International Hospital,” he said.

Mr Bayer died in the hospital at 10 pm.

Nakorn was charged with unintentional homicide. She was released yesterday on bail of 100,000 baht.

Capt Chana said the couple had lived together for about six months.

The Gazette learned late this afternoon that the German embassy has requested that Mr Bayer’s remains be sent to Bangkok for autopsy.

Phuket News
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