A guest worker from India has been charged with murder after he allegedly beat an Indian co-worker to death. The deadly fight broke out when the attacker saw the victim assaulting his wife.
At 07:00 on Thursday morning, officers of Khao Phanom Provincial Police Station in Krabi province took Pragath Nantarang, 25, to a power plant in Phao Phanom subdistrict to reenact the murder of Muniyandi Nagarajan>, 36.
The 36-year-old Indian was killed after he was attacked by Mr Nantarang at about 00:30 early Thursday morning. According to police, the two, both guest workers from India, were drinking at Mr Nantarang’s housing unit on the compound of Saraff Energies Co., Ltd. where they both worked as engineers.
Mr Nantarang, who has surrendered himself to police, told officers the fight broke out when Mr Nagarajan assaulted Mr Nantarang’s wife who was taking a bath. Mr Nantarang testified he became angry over the assault and attacked Mr Nagarajan with a pipe.
“He hit him on his head which caused life-threatening injuries,” Pol Col Kajid Kongbrab, who is investigating the homicide, said. Despite the quick arrival of local rescue workers who rushed the unconscious Mr Nagarajan to Khao Phanom Hospital, he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Near the body, police found the weapon used in the attack; a one-metre-long pipe with a diameter of 5 centimetres made of iron. “It was still stained with blood,” Pol Col Kajid said. “By the time we arrived at the scene, Mr Nantarang had already contacted us to surrender himself,” the inspector told Daily News.
Forensic pathologists have scheduled an autopsy on Mr Nagarajan to verify the cause of death officially. Mr Nantarang has been charged with murder, police confirmed. As stated in section 288> of Thailand’s Criminal Code, murderers can be punished by death or imprisoned ranging between 15 and 20 years.
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