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Nakhon Si Thammarat man shot dead in a krathom party

Oct 30. 2018
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By The Nation

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A man was shot dead in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Chulabhorn district after a dispute broke out during a krathom brew drinking party early on Tuesday, police said.

The victim, identified as Sathit Changnam, 29, was shot 11 times all over is body. Several spent shells of 9mm pistol bullets were found at the scene – a shophouse in Moo 4 village in tambon Thung Pho.

Witnesses told police that Sathit and four of his friends were drinking a brew made from krathom leaves (Mitragyna speciosa), before a dispute broke out between Sathit and one of his friends. The friend then pulled out a pistol and emptied it on Sathit before fleeing the scene.

The gunman has yet to be identified.

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