Man arrested for killing a schoolteacher in rape attempt

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A man has been arrested for allegedly killing a female teacher who resisted his attempted rape.

The gruesome murder took place at the victim’s apartment room in Tambon Kaeng Khoi, Kaeng Khoi district of Saraburi on Friday night.

The suspect, 27-year Chatri Ruamsoonnern, who stays in the same apartment next to the room of the victim, Ms Chularat Towanna, a school teacher, was arrested by police the next day.

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Chatri reportedly admitted that he killed Ms Chularat. He told the police interrogators that he fell in love with the schoolteacher for quite some time because she was good looking.

On Friday night, he said he decided to slip into the victim’s room after the light in her room was off by unlocking the door from the inside through a gap in the window mesh. He admitted he tried to rape her but she resisted his attempt and cried for help so he decided to use a knife which he carried with him to slash her throat.

Police, on Sunday, took the suspect to the apartment for a re-enactment of the crime but decided to call it off for fear that the suspect might be attacked because many people were gathering to witness the re-enactment.

Police said that the suspect had served a two-year jailterm for rape and was released last year.