Grocery shop owner killed in Narathiwat


NARATHIWAT, May 22 –  A grocery shop owner in Narathiwat’s Su-ngai Padi district was shot dead this morning by two presumed  insurgents pretending to be customers.

Police said the body of 46-year-old grocery shop owner Wirat Jaengwirotekul, who was also a city protection volunteer, was found at a cashier’s desk in his shop.

Police also found three spent bullet cases at the scene and they were kept as evidence.

According to an initial investigation, two presumed insurgents on a motorcycle arrived at his shop in the morning and pretended to shop for groceries.

The assailants shot Mr Wirat three times before leaving the shop.