By The Nation
Kamonwich Suwanthat, a fourth-year student at Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-ok Uthenthawai Campus, was shot dead on October 12 while helping the family sell food at the entrance to Soi Nawamin 57.
His father Narudom Suwanthat, said on Monday he also believed that Kamonwich’s murder might stem from the fact that he was a friend of another murder victim, Thanit Kanlahasunthorn, 23.
Narudom has also asked for police protection for his son’s schoolmates at the temple where the son’s funeral was held.
Thanit was fatally stabbed to death on Prachasongkroh Road in Bangkok’s Din Daeng district on April 15, 2016.
In July this year, his father Supachai Kanlahasunthorn, 52, jumped to his death from the eighth floor of the Criminal Court building after the court announced it would give the benefit of the doubt to the case’s sole defendant Nattapong Ngern-khiri and acquit Nattapong of murder.
Meanwhile, Pol Maj Gen Theerapong Wongratpitak, chief of Metropolitan Police Sub-Division 4, said the Kamonwich murder case investigation had already progressed “by 50 per cent”.
He said police had not rule out any motives, although they were giving more weight to the fact there was a dispute among rival college students. They were especially focusing on the fact that Kamonwich might be a witness in the Thanit murder case and was therefore killed to hush him up.