Connect with us

Phuket

Man murdered while guarding beans

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published

 on 

Man murdered while guarding beans | Thaiger

CHERNG TALAY: Somphong Keawpitak, 32, a boat tour guide working at Banyan Tree Phuket, was shot dead yesterday in a small hut in a Cherng Talay hillside while guarding bunches of freshly picked “sator” – the spicy beans that are a specialty of the South. Pol Maj Winai Kongkeaw, Inspector of Cherng Talay Police Station, told the Gazette that a villager called at 7:30 in the morning to report that a man had been murdered in a rubber tree plantation on Khao Nai’dee. Arriving at the scene, investigating officers found K. Somphong dead, still dressed in his Banyan Tree uniform. He had been shot once with a .38 pistol in the left side of the chest. Police believe that he had been killed at least eight hours earlier. Kusornlatham Foundation volunteers took his body to Thalang hospital for autopsy. While questioning K. Somphong’s relatives, officers discovered that he went to guard his sator because his daily harvest was being stolen every day. Relatives told police that they believe K. Somphong was shot by someone he knew, and not by the sator thief. Maj Winai told the Gazette, “I will try to find and arrest the gunman soon.”

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Cambodia46 mins ago

Cambodia plans lockdown with 8 provinces that border Thailand

Bangkok1 hour ago

Sleeper trains in Bangkok to become isolation facilities for Covid-19 patients

Thailand2 hours ago

GMT | New record infections, Pattaya ‘Move On’, drones or fireworks? | July 29

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Coronavirus Vaccines2 hours ago

US government to donate 2.5 million vaccine doses to Thailand

Best of2 hours ago

Top 5 cafes in Pattaya

Media2 hours ago

Media outlets call on Thai government to lift restrictions on freedom of expression

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Koh Samui3 hours ago

Surge in new Covid infections on Koh Samui

Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Private clinics in Bangkok enlisted to help with home isolation Covid patients

Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

PM hosts online meeting with governors of dark red provinces over Covid crisis

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Thursday Covid Update: Record high of 17,669 cases and 165 deaths

Coronavirus (Covid-19)10 hours ago

Phetchabun sugar factory closes with Covid-19 cluster

Coronavirus (Covid-19)11 hours ago

Police investigate hackers selling stolen vaccine appointments

Chon Buri14 hours ago

Driver blames GPS for durian truck wedged under overpass

Coronavirus (Covid-19)16 hours ago

Despite low riders, Covid-19 train to continue

Pattaya17 hours ago

Planning for “Pattaya Move On” reopening scheme continues

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending