By THE NATION
Metha was an armory guard. He was shot dead by Sergeant-Major First Class Jakrapanth Thomma while performing his duties.
Major Gen Surachin Kanchanachitti, 2ndArmy Support Commander, led the body-sending ceremony from Korat.
Metha was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant, given his pension entitlement and a subvention in accordance with government regulations.