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Kathu woman brutally slain

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KATHU: A 40-year-old woman died of multiple stab wounds to the body, head and throat, inflicted by an intruder who forced his way into her home near Tung Tong Market early Monday morning.

Pol Lt Col Passakorn Sonthikul of Tung Tong Police Station said that the murder was reported about 8 am on Monday by Thavorn “Pae Lian” Kajkla, who identified the victim as his “second wife”, Nongying “Sao” Sengton.

Pae Lian, 72, is a property owner in Kathu, where his business interests include home rentals.

Initial investigations revealed that the front door to K. Sao’s home was forced open. Police suspect that the intruder then gained access to the victim’s bedroom, where the murder took place, by removing ceiling tiles in the bathroom and climbing over an interior wall.

K. Sao’s body was found lying face down on the floor, dressed in purple pajamas. There were signs of a struggle, with bloodstains covering the bed and floor. Skin and hair, presumably from the attacker, were found under her fingernails.

Fingerprints and other forensic evidence were collected by police officers, and K. Sao’s body was sent to Patong Hospital for examination.

K. Sao was home alone when the attack occurred, Col Passakorn said. He estimated the time of death about 3 am.

Noting that her body had 15 deep stab wounds, he added, police suspect that a “personal conflict” was the likely motive for the killing.

However, police are not ruling out that K. Sao may have been murdered for her possessions, as a gold necklace, gold bracelet and a single gold earring were noted as missing from the scene.

Col Passakorn added that evidence from the crime scene suggests that more than one person was involved in the attack, but that only one person entered the home, while one or more accomplices waited outside.

Tung Tong Police are now collecting evidence in the case and checking local gold shops to confirm whether K. Sao’s jewelry has been sold, hoping it will allow them to trace the killer.

Following an examination at Patong Hospital, K. Sao’s body was handed over to her relatives and returned to her native Nakhon Sri Thammarat Province.

K. Sao’s relatives said they were unaware of any personal conflicts she was involved in that might have led to her murder, Col Passakorn said.

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Phuket kratom-cooker robs pharmacies – VIDEO

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Phuket kratom-cooker robs pharmacies – VIDEO | The Thaiger

Phuket police yesterday have arrested a thief while he was cooking up a batch of kratom. He had earlier robbed pharmacies in Chalong, Phuket.

Chief Investigator of the Phuket Provincial Police Col Prawit Engchuan says, “Yesterday we have arrested 25 year old Rattaphon Pales at a house in Chalong. Police seized 0.45 litres of liquid kratom.”

“On Monday night Chalong Police were notified that a man had robbed a pharmacy in Chalong (video below) with a knife. He stole 30,000 baht cash and sped away on that occasion.”

“We have continued the investigation and arrested a suspect while he was cooking liquid kratom at his home.”

“He had robbed the same pharmacy last week and another pharmacy in Vichit. In total he has stolen about 50,000 baht in cash.”

“He was taken to Chalong Police Station where he was charged with illegal possession of Category 5 Drugs and theft.”

PHUKETPhuket police have arrested a thief while he was cooking kratom after robbing pharmacies in Phuket.

Posted by The Thaiger on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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French man and two others killed in Rawai motorbike accident, Phuket

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French man and two others killed in Rawai motorbike accident, Phuket | The Thaiger

Three people have died and another sustained serious injuries following the collision of two motorbikes in Rawai early yesterday morning (Tuesday).

The accident happened on Viset Road in front of a public health centre at 1.30am.

The Honda Wave motorbike driver was 37 years old Siripong Mulikkabut. He sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Vachira Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He was not wearing a helmet. His passenger, 35 year old Warunee Hosakun, died at the scene.

The driver of a white Ducati model big bike was 48 year old French man Philippe Menduni. He died at the scene.

His passenger 44 years old Pannee Pongkan sustained serious injuries was taken to Vachira Hospital. Witnesses at the scene say she was five months pregnant.

Police say the Honda motorbike driver was heading towards Chalong Circle. When he arrived at the scene, the Ducati Bigbike came from behind and collided into the back of the Honda motorbike.

Police are continuing their investigation. Police also report that none of the riders were wearing helmets.

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Phuket Town Beauty spa shooter kills himself in Saphan Hin

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Phuket Town Beauty spa shooter kills himself in Saphan Hin | The Thaiger

UPDATE: The suspect in this morning’s shootings, 53 year old Chana Rodket from Songkhla, has shot and killed himself in Saphan His this afternoon. He was a housekeeper a the beauty spa where the shooting took place.

Earlier, a South Korean man and Thai woman were injured in a shooting at a beauty spa near Naka Market in Phuket Town.

The two sustained serious injuries from bullet wounds. Wichit Police reports that they was notified of the incident at ‘The Beauty Spa’ at 10.30am.

Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene to find two injuried from gun shots. Blood-stained towels were found around the scene of the shooting.

The two people shot were 74 year old South Korean man, Kwang Hee Kim (father of Ms Eun Mi Kim, the owner of the Beauty Spa) and a 56 year old Thai woman named as Somsri Chuatonghua, a staff member at the spa.

Both taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

Phuket Town Beauty spa shooter kills himself in Saphan Hin | News by The Thaiger

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