Police to make alleged karaoke killers sing

PHUKET: Police have arrested two men for stabbing a man to death early Saturday morning outside a karaoke bar in the port area of Phuket Town.

Aphichet Janpradit, 33, and Phusithi Phaosuparp, 43, were both arrested on Sunday at their rented room on Koh Sireh for the murder of 28-year-old Surasit Sukhum, Lt Col Prawit Engchua of the Phuket City Police said.

According to witnesses’ statements given to police, Mr Surasit had entered the Kanokphat Karaoke bar on Soi Vanich 1, off Sri Sena Road (map here), ordered a drink and taken a table next to the two men.

“After awhile, he [Mr Surasit] started to swear at them. The men walked over and started to hit him,” one of the witnesses told police.

Mr Surasit allegedly tried to flee the karaoke bar, but was caught outside by the two men.

“Mr Surasit was then stabbed to death,” Col Prawit said.

Phuket City Police received the report of the incident at about 2:45am. When they arrived at the scene, they found blood on the ground, as well as one flip-flop and a jacket. About 100 meters away they found Mr Surasit’s body, Col Prawit explained.

“He had been stabbed in the chest, arm and stomach,” he said.

Both men have been charged with murder and for carrying a weapon in a public place, Col Prawit said.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

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