2 sought for Plutaluang killing


Sattahip police are hunting for two men who shot dead a local businessman outside a Plutaluang massage parlor.

Thanaklit Thongcharoen­panit, 38, was killed July 11 in the parking lot of Chuthikarn Thai Massage in the sub-district’s Moo 7 village with a .357-caliber handgun.

Witnesses said Thanaklit was visiting the female owner of the massage parlor. They were walking out the back door when the gunmen pulled up in a Nissan compact and fired three shots. The masked men made sure their shots hit vital organs before they fled.

Police could only speculate at the motive for the killing of the owner of the soil supply company, offering up the usual ideas that it was over love or money.