Police: Thawatchai died because someone did it to him


Doctors who conducted a post mortem examination on the body of former Phuket and Phang-nga land official Thawatchai Anukul have found evidence that he did not commit suicide but rather that someone might have killed him.


That statement was made by Pol Col Mana Pohchuey, superintendent of Thung Song Hong police and the officer in charge of investigating the case. However he declined to say the victim was murdered.

He explained that the report of the post mortem examination was not a criminal case file and no charges have been made at this stage.

“The terminology used may not sound familiar but it derives from evidence, testimonies from individuals and forensic witnesses,” said Pol Col Mana, adding that there is enough evidence to indicate that Mr Thawatchai’s death was caused by somebody else.

“We do not use the word murder or manslaughter at this stage because that will be part of the case file,” said the superintendent.