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The killer of a British father has been seen wandering free around Phuket just nine days after allegedly choking him to death in a frenzied 4am attack at the Centara Grand Resort on Karon Beach.

54 year old Norwegian Roger Bullman has been staying at a Phuket guesthouse on bail awaiting an appearance in court in relation to the killing of British IT consultant Amitpal Singh Bajaj.

Speaking to the Mail Online, Bullman explained how a night of karaoke with his girlfriend at the Karon resort led to him singing on his hotel balcony at 4am. When 34 year old Amitpal, staying in the next room with his wife and two year old son, confronted him over the noise, Bullman allegedly attacked and choked him.

“Adrenalin took me over. I didn’t want to kill him. I didn’t know he was dead until the police told me he had died in hospital,” he told Mail Online.

‘I was with my girlfriend and we were happy that night.”

Police said that Bullman, a Norwegian bodyguard, from Olso, had been drinking and began singing opera at 4am from his hotel balcony while his partner was sleeping. But when London-born Amitpal protested about the noise, Bullman allegedly opened a sliding door which separated their balconies and confronted the British man, according to the article.

Bullman told police that Amitpal picked up a metal knife as he grappled with his attacker and tried to stab him, bending the blade in half.

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According to the account in the Mail Online article, Bullman said, “I am sorry, really sorry. I am a father too and I can understand how his wife must be as they have a child.”

Bullman and his partner had flown to Phuket from Oslo, via Bangkok on August 17, for a two week packaged holiday at the Centara Grand Resort at the north end of Karon beach.

“I am going to jail for between three and ten years and at my age of 54 it is not going to be easy.”

“I am lost. My girlfriend has gone home and I am alone here”, according to the article.

Amitpal was allegedly strangled by Bullman after hotel security were called twice to his room to ask him to tone down his ‘opera’ singing.

Mail Online reports that, during the brawl the former soldier dragged Amitpal out into the walkway in front of their rooms. According to hotel security, the victim was lying postrate with his killer’s arms still around his neck as officials intervened.

As Amitpal grappled with his attacker, he begged his wife Bandhna to escape with their two year old son Veer. She told police she heard her husband screaming for his life from the third floor when she reached the ground floor to seek help.

The victim had tried to run, “but was dragged from his room and onto a walkway where he struggled in vain to fight off his attacker who later admitted he had been drinking heavily in nearby bars.”

Amitpal, who had been celebrating his 10th wedding anniversary with his wife, died shortly after being taken to Patong Hospital.

SOURCE: Mail Online

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    Shiraz

    September 3, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    A murder at Large. Indians beware though you have a British or Indian Passport.

    Where is the British High Commissioner
    The Murderer should be behind bars, why was he given Bail, because he is White

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More arrest warrants issued over Bangkok’s August bomb attacks

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The Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for five more suspects yesterday over their alleged involvement in the simultaneous bomb and arson attacks in Bangkok back on August 2.

Police presented evidence against them to the court yesterday to obtain warrants for their arrest. They are accused of being members of an unlawful syndicate and collaborating to carry out, or tell others to carry out, terror attacks, attempting to and having launched bomb attacks to harm others and damage others’ properties.

Earlier, police investigators have obtained arrest warrants against 13 other suspects. The Nation lists the current list of suspects awaiting arrest…

1 ) Ammari Maming

2 ) Assamee Abuwae

3 ) Ussaman Pohlor

4 ) Mayaki Malasing

5 ) Sattha Ahwae

6 ) Ussaman Jehteh

7 ) Sukree Duraman

8 ) Hakeem Punyung

9 ) Hasae Baeloh

10 ) Nassaru Maprasit

11 ) Ussaman Lateh

12 ) Hasan Ahwae

13 ) Mayusoh Hayisamah.

Police investigators have arrested three suspects, namely Lu-ai Saengae, Wildun Maha, and Muhammadilhum Sa-i. Lu-ai and Wildun were arrested on board a bus in Chumphon early on August 2 after the bombs they allegedly planted in front of the Royal Thai Police headquarters were detected on August 1 and were safely disabled.

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Interpol issues alert for Norwegian wanted for Phuket murder

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Interpol has issued a red alert for Roger Bullman, the Norwegian wanted for allegedly killing British national Amitpal Singh Bajaj, at a resort in Karon last August. Pol Captain Taecsin Deethong-on of Karon Police Station says the alert was issued following a request from Thai police.

Bajaj was on holiday with his wife and child and got into a violent altercation with Bullman, who was staying in the room next door. It’s understood the Norwegian was drunk and making a lot of noise in the early hours of the morning and had already been visited twice by hotel security.

In an interview with the UK’s MailOnline, Bajaj’s wife, Bandhna, rejected reports based on police questioning of the Norwegian that her husband had protested about Bullman singing loudly on the balcony.

According to her account, Bullman had been noisy and angry that night and reportedly broke down a wooden partition between the two balconies, charged into their room, and started attacking her husband.

Police said that in the course of the fight, Bullman, a bodyguard from Oslo and a martial arts expert, allegedly held Bajaj in a chokehold and continued to throw punches at him until Bajaj became unconscious. Bajaj was taken to a local hospital where he was declared dead.

Thai police say it’s too early to say if Bullman has managed to flee Thailand, adding that reports he has travelled to Vietnam have not been confirmed.

The police have been criticised from sources close to the victim’s family for releasing Bullman a few hours after the alleged crime, on a bail guarantee of 200,000 baht, despite him being a flight risk.

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Man dressed as postman robs shop while claiming to be carrying a bomb

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A man has walked into a gold shop in Samut Prakan, south of Bangkok, dressed as a postman and claiming to be carrying a bomb. He then proceeded to rob the store.

Thai Residents reports that the man entered the shop, located inside a Thai Watsadu store, carrying a Thailand Post delivery box. He threatened staff and customers with a gun and claimed there was a bomb inside the box.

He then ordered a staff member to place several gold necklaces in a bag, before fleeing the shop in a van bearing a Thailand Post sticker. It’s understood he got away with over 70,000 baht worth of gold.

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Police Captain Somkiet Nacharoen says the robbery left the staff shaking in fear. They had moved outside for fear that the box left behind by the robber really did contain a bomb.

Bomb disposal experts carried the box, which had wires trailing from it, to a remote area of the parking lot, 300 metres from the Thai Watsadu building, surrounding it with tyres before opening it.

It was found to contain a large rock with a hole in which the wires were inserted. No explosives were found.

Investigating officers discovered that the getaway vehicle used by the robber did belong to Thailand Post and police suspect the man may be a Thailand Post employee.

Fingerprints have been taken from the delivery box and officers are examining CCTV footage from the store to help in their investigation.

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