Hotel worker stabbed to death

PHUKET: A kitchen hand working at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa has been stabbed to death after refusing to clink glasses with a drunk in a karaoke bar.

Pol Capt Saichol Petsuwan of Thalang Police Station told the Gazette 29-year-old Samrid “M” Sirithisak had been having supper and singing with two friends at the Kuenrang Karaoke Restaurant in Baan Kian, Thalang, on April 20, when the trio were approached by the drunk.

The man, who had been sitting at a nearby table, asked K. M to clink glasses, but K. M refused. After a 10-minute altercation, the drunken man stabbed K. M twice in the chest then fled on a motorbike.

K. M’s friends rushed him to Thalang Hospital, but he died from loss of blood 30 minutes after arrival.

Capt Saichol said officers arrested the alleged murderer, Jaruk “Jar” Musikum, at his home in Kamala two hours after the killing.

Jaruk, a water supply engineer, has been charged with murder and being in possession of a weapon in a public place.

Capt Saichol said Jaruk and K. M had not known each other before the killing, and the murder seems to have happened purely because Jaruk was drunk.

K. M’s body has already been taken to Nakhon Sri Thammarat for the funeral.

Phuket News

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