Employee held in murder of ‘abusive’ furniture shop boss

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An abusive furniture shop owner was killed, with police suspecting his former employees of taking their revenge.

The body of Prayoon Piti­pongpol, 60, was found on the second floor of his Jar Furniture Shop on Thep­prasit Road in Jomtien Beach Dec. 6. A blood trail led from the first floor and outside, where a motorbike was toppled among the many signs of an altercation.

Prayoon had been stabbed fatally and his hands and feed tied.

Police interrogated the store’s two employees, Damrongsak Chaladlop, 40, and a second man identified only as Kom.

Damrongsak said Prayoon often insulted and verbally abused his workers, especially Kom, who lived in the four-story building shophouse. The dead owner also kept his revenue in a safe on the premises.

Police took Kom into custody on suspicion of murder.