Li Jueng Gang
A brawl in Bangkok’s Huai Khwang district early Wednesday morning ended deadly for an elderly Chinese man. He had been tied up and ended up suffocated during his struggle to free himself.
The body of Li Jueng Gang, 61, was found beside an electric pole in front of 625/2 Pracha Rat Bamphen Rd at about 5:00. He was wearing an inside-out white and green striped T-shirt and blue underpants. His brown trousers were found nearby.
The face of Mr Gang showed several bruises while the arms and legs bore traces of having been tied up. According to Khiaw Wadee, a 28-year-old Laotian worker at a local cooking gas shop, the Chinese man entered a second-floor room where he and three other Lao workers were staying. The man shouted at them repeatedly. In the end, Mr Wadee and his roommates forced him out of the room.
He alleges that the Chinese man then took off his trousers, re-entered the room and punched him in the face. At this stage, the Lao workers turned on the Chinese man, tied him to the electric pole at the top of a nearby alley and called authorities.
Mr Khiaw said officials arrived to see the Chinese man struggling to free himself and then passing out. The man died before an ambulance arrived.
Pol Col Termphao Siriphubal, Chief of the Sutthisan police station, said they would question the four Laotian workers and look into the profile of the Chinese man amongst local Chinese associations and the Chinese Embassy.
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