THE former chauffeur of high-society figure Monta “Ying Kai” Yokratanakan appears to be alive but prefers to remain in hiding.
A monk has said Sunthorn Khanhin, 38, fled from Wat Nangkan Jantri in Pathum Thani’s Lam Lukka district, where he reportedly stayed for almost two years.
Sunthorn’s brother sought help on Monday from the Crime Suppression Division to locate him, amid fears over his disappearance in 2012, while a lawyer alleged that Monta might have been involved in the disappearance.
A monk at the temple, identified only as Phra Phong, said Sunthorn sought refuge there in 2014 but could not become a monk because he did not have the proper documents. Sunthorn was helpful with temple affairs but never spoke of Monta, he said.
After realising he might be linked to Monta, Sunthorn left the temple two weeks ago without saying where he would go, the monk said.
Meanwhile, deputy city police chief Pol Maj-General Jaruwat Waisaya said a 10-member team would be appointed today to handle cases linked to Monta.
He said results of a fact-finding investigation into officers at Prachacheun Station in Bangkok who handled nine complaints filed by Monta had been submitted. The probe initially found cases were delayed and flawed due to incomplete evidence or interrogations. A meeting will be held today to determine if any of 10 officers at the station face further investigation.