Boy, 14, two different suspects caught for slaying forestry official
Police: Homicide is private concern, not a part of southern unrest
YALA: A 14-year-old boy has been accused of being a gunman in spite of everything three suspects, together with the mastermind, concerned within the Dec 5 slaying of a forestry official in Muang district have been arrested.
Pol Lt Gen Ronnasil Phusara, commissioner of Provincial Police Area 9, and Yala senior police and army officers on Saturday introduced the arrest of the suspects — Ms Arseesa Kamae, 34, the alleged mastermind; Mr Treenaphat Suwanpathipat, 33; and the suspected 14-year-old gunman whose identify was withheld, on costs of colluding within the homicide, unlawful possession of a weapon and carrying it in public areas.
Mr Kowit Wangthaveesap, 53, a forestry specialist and chief of the Chulabhorn 7 venture in Than Tho district of Yala, was gunned down in broad daylight by a bike pillion ridder on a highway in tambon Sateng, Muang district, of this southern province on Dec 5.
Police started the investigation and examined CCTV footage that discovered two bikes have been concerned within the assault, stated Pol Lt Gen Ronnasil.
One of many automobiles was ridden by a girl. It belonged to Ms Arseesa, an accountant working on the Chulabhorn 7 venture. The opposite was ridden by a person with a male pillion ridder firing photographs on the sufferer, stated the Provincial Police Area 9 chief.
The investigators then summonsed Ms Arseesa for questioning. Through the interrogation, the girl admitted she was the one who rode the bike as proven within the CCTV footage.
The officers later discovered the opposite car was ridden by Mr Treenaphat, who was later summonsed for questioning.
The person admitted he rode the bike and implicated the 14-year-old boy in taking pictures the forestry specialist.
Mr Treenaphat later took police to 2 homes in Raman district the place garments, crash helmets and the bikes used throughout the assault have been saved. The bikes have been separated into components. The weapon — a 9mm Beretta semi-automatic pistol — was hidden close to a properly behind one other home in the identical district. The pistol used for the assault belonged to Ms Arseesa’s late brother-in-law.
Pol Lt Gen Ronnasil stated the deadly assault was motivated by a private battle and had nothing to do with the southern unrest. Ms Arseesa had received concerned in a dispute with the sufferer, who was her superior, over work and cash. The lady allegedly sought a promotion however was disenchanted.
The lady had contacted Mr Treenaphat to kill her boss. The person then persuaged the boy to shoot Mr Kowit. The three suspects have been taken for a criminal offense re-enactment on Saturday.
Police on Saturday announce the arrest of three suspects concerned within the slaying of a forestry official in Yala on Dec 5. (Pictures by Yala police station @Krpoliceyala Fb web page)