Man stabbed to death in Soi Romanee

PHUKET CITY: A sound technician tidying up after a jazz event in Soi Romanee was stabbed to death early Monday morning over a reported “misunderstanding”.

Lt Col Adul Nirapai of Phuket City Police said that police received a call at 2:10 am, reporting that a man had been stabbed in Soi Romanee, which connects Dibuk and Thalang roads in the heart of Old Phuket Town.

“We arrived to find Komkrit Koysomboon crying, standing over the body of his friend 45-year-old Sanit Pumsuwan, from Samut Prakan,” Lt Col Adul said.

There was some confusion between Sanit, Komkrit and three men sitting on a pickup truck nearby. Komkrit was walking across the road to place a keyboard outside his house when a gang of motorcyclists sped past just in front of him,” he said.

“He swore at the motorcyclists after they passed and three men drinking in a pickup parked nearby thought that he was swearing at them. An argument ensued and Sanit came to help Komkrit. Sanit pulled out a knife and pointed it at the three men. They began fighting, and Sanit was stabbed, with his own knife, 11 times in the chest and to the left side of his abdomen. He bled to death at the scene,” he added.

We are still searching for the three men,” Lt Col Adul said.

Phuket News

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