Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket Police investigate “work conflict’ as motive for Jintana murder

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published 

 on 

Phuket Police investigate “work conflict’ as motive for Jintana murder | The Thaiger
  • follow us in feedly

PHUKET: Police are pursuing the possibility that Phuket mother-of-two Jintana Mahattanapak, may have been murdered over a conflict at work.

Mrs Jintana was executed with a single gunshot to head while waiting at traffic lights on Chao Fa West Road last night (story here).

She was the Human Resources director at the Hilton Arcadia Phuket Resort & Spa at Karon Beach, on Phuket’s west coast.

“Police believe a work conflict may be the motive for the murder Mrs Jintana murder,” Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Col Arun Kleawwatee revealed this afternoon.

Police reviewed the CCTV footage at the traffic lights, which showed Mrs Jintana on her way home from work. She was in the left lane and her car was the first car to stop at the traffic lights (map here), he explained.

“At first we saw a black pickup truck pull up in the next lane alongside her car. The truck took off before her when the traffic lights turned green. Then Mrs Jintana’s car began moving, but following the black pickup truck was a white sedan with no license plates.

“Once the sedan had reached the right position, the person sitting in the passenger seat opened fire, killing Mrs Jintana. Then her car hit the street light and stopped,” Col Arun said.

During the initial police investigation, officers learned that Mrs Jintana in her role as HR Director at the Hilton Phuket, was forced to deal with employees caught stealing from the hotel.

“She was a strict person at work. She was straight, and so some employees at the hotel lost their jobs. In a previous incident, she had to fire some employees because they were found cheating their employer. This probably caused her murder,” Col Arun added.

“However, we are continuing our investigation. Police will call in for questioning all ex-employees of the hotel. We believe the persons involved in this murder will be arrested soon,” Col Arun said.

— Nation Breaking News

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.
Never miss out on future posts by following The Thaiger.



Read more headlines, reports & breaking news in Phuket. Or catch up on your Thailand news.

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

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

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

Weather

Strong wind and waves this morning closes Phuket’s beaches, one swimmer rescued

The Thaiger

Published

on

Strong wind and waves this morning closes Phuket’s beaches, one swimmer rescued | The Thaiger

Phuket’s Rawai Mayor, Aroon Solos, ordered all beaches in the area to close after a foreigner was rescued this morning after being unable to make it back to shore. The foreigner was swimming off Ao Sane beach, just north of the popular Nai Harn Beach, when lifeguards were sent out to help bring him back to shore. The recent weather has been partly attributed to Tropical Storm Noul as other beaches areas around Patong have been closed since Friday. Mayor Aroon ordered both the Nai Harn and Ya Nui beaches closed until further notice. Noul crossed over the Vietnamese coastline […]

Continue Reading

Thailand

Phuket residents going hungry after local government assistance runs out

The Thaiger & The Nation

Published

on

Phuket residents going hungry after local government assistance runs out | The Thaiger

Residents in Phuket, particularly those living in and around the west coast townships, are reportedly going hungry as the government’s municipal budget to provide food has been depleted. Despite efforts to revive tourism in the area, thousands of people are still in need of donated food to survive and continue to queue up for donated food every day. A public relations staff member at the Patong municipality says, sadly, there is no budget to do any more food handouts in the near future and that there is no word on when or if there will be any more handouts. The […]

Continue Reading

Weather

Heavy rain across the country this weekend – local forecasts

The Thaiger

Published

on

Heavy rain across the country this weekend – local forecasts | The Thaiger

Heavy rain is expected across much of Thailand over the next few days, mostly as a result of the intensity of a tropical storm crossing into Vietnam today, ‘Noul’, from the South China Sea. The low pressure cell will help intensify the effects of the south west monsoon too. But the remnants of the storm won’t “slam” into Northern Thailand as one news site claimed – rather it will be a lot of rain and increased winds. The storm is expected to cross into Thailand around the Mukdahan province some time early tomorrow, Around the country, Saturday will be the […]

Continue Reading
Follow The Thaiger by email:

Trending