Burmese arrested for countryman’s murder

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Police are searching for one of two Burmese men suspected of killing a fellow countryman in a Huay Yai tapioca field.

Thongthong Munkhong, 33, was arrested April 6 for his role in the killing of a Burmese salesman known only as “Vinai.” Huay Yai police said Thongthong confessed to working with a third Burmese man, identified only as “Kaew” to kill Vinai.

The steely gaze of a murderer - Thongthong Munkhong has been arrested for the cold blooded murder of a fellow Burmese man. The steely gaze of a murderer – Thongthong Munkhong has been arrested for the cold blooded murder of a fellow Burmese man.

Police said Vinai was frequently seen in the area, selling items on installment payments. When the victim’s body was found stabbed and face down in the field, police assumed it was motivated by robbery.

When Thongthong was stopped by police later, he was carrying the dead man’s phone, a 30 cm knife and 1,500 baht.

Police said Thongthong confessed he had Kaew call Vinai to request a ride to the bus station. When they drove through a wooded area, Kaew put Vinai in a headlock and then stabbed him repeatedly, police said Thongthong claimed.

The suspect was booked on conspiracy of murder and the search for the other Myanmar native continues.