KATHU: A leading psychiatrist says he believes that the unidentified woman found dead near the Loch Palm Golf Club on Saturday may have been murdered by a psychopath. “The damage to the victim’s body shows that the murderer may be a psychopath, and probably sadistic as well,” said Dr Chanuan Sampatanrak of Wachira Phuket Hospital. “This is a very unusual case. It would be very unlikely for a normal person to mutilate his or her victim in this way. The damage to her sexual organs shows that the killer wanted to humiliate her, or to show everyone what kind of person she was.” Alternatively, he said, the killer may have been taking revenge. “The murderer must have been very angry,” he said. For example, the dead woman might have been a minor wife killed and mutilated by a first wife, or she might have been murdered by a jilted lover or spouse. Meanwhile, the case has spooked police in Tung Tong, after a pane of glass fell from a window in the police station with no apparent reason. A visitor to the police station told the Gazette that after the glass crashed to the ground, officers lit incense sticks and prayed that the spirit would help them find evidence pointing to the murderer.
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