A man who was alleged to be involved in the killing of the director of Phang-nga probation office and in covering up the murder was taken to a crime scene to re-enact the crime.
The suspect, Chiradet Paedum, a native of Chienyai district of Nakhon Si Thammarat, and two other accomplices, Adisak Thongsomja and Ms Natthanun Inkham, who are still at large were alleged to be involved in the murder of Mr Chawee Inthara, director of Phang-nga probation office.
Chiradet told police that the victim, Mr Chawee, tried to court Ms Natthanun, Adisak’s girlfriend, making Adisak very angry and the two of them plotted to eliminate the probation official by using the woman as a decoy.
They lured the victim to a house in Tambon Tha Khanan where Adisak and Chiradet and a third man, Sitthipong Booppakorn, were waiting. When the victim showed up, the two men allegedly beat him up until he was dead. Then they put his body wrapped up in canvas in a 200-litre oil drum filled up with cement. And the drum was then dumped into Klong Bangchak. The victim’s car was also stolen.
The oil drum was retrieved by frogmen after the arrest of Chiradet on Tuesday -11 days after it was dumped into the klong.
Police and officials from the Department of Special Investigation managed to track down Chiradet when they found messages in the chat box of Mr Chawee’s Facebook account between him and Ms Natthanun.
Police suspected jealousy as the motive of the murder.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)