Policeman murdered on bypass road

PHUKET TOWN: Pol L/Cpl Piyanut Singkaew, 31, of Phuket Town Police Station, was found murdered late last night opposite a deserted building on the bypass road, about 200 meters past the Gems Gallery. Responding to a call at 11 pm, police found the victim lying face down beside the road. He had been shot seven times with a 9mm pistol, twice in the chest and five times in the back. Officers at the scene also found seven 9mm shells on the road near the victim’s body. There were no witnesses. Pol Maj Songwut Khunchan of Phuket Town Police Station said that it has been established that the dead man was shot as the result of a conflict over a woman. L/Cpl Piyanut, who was born in Ratchaburi, had recently received an order transferring him to Mukdahan police station, on the border with Laos. The order was due to take effect this Saturday. The gunman remains at large.

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