Youth arrested for See Kor stabbing

TUNG TONG: A young man was arrested early Sunday morning for the murder of 20-year-old Thanongsak Umpaisakul, who was stabbed to death outside See Kor market at dawn the previous day.

Thongchai “Lan” Noomueang, 22, was riding his motorbike around Saphan Hin with a group of friends when police caught up with him and presented him with an arrest warrant for murder.

Lt Col Kittipong Klaikaew, Duty Inspector at Tung Thong Sub-District Police Station, where Thongchai was taken after his arrest, told the Gazette, “At the police station Thongchai admitted that he stabbed K. Thanongsak because he was angry that K. Thanongsak had slapped his sister’s face.

“At dawn Saturday morning, Thongchai and his friends were on their way home after a night out when they spotted K. Thanongsak riding his motorcycle in front of See Kor market.

“Thongchai and his friends forced K. Thanongsak to stop and began beating him. Thongchai then drew a knife and stabbed K. Thanongsak in the chest. He died at the scene,” Col Kittipong said.

Thongchai has been charged with murder. Police are now hunting for his accomplices in the killing.

Phuket News

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