Glue sniffer beats an elderly temple visitor with one piece of firewood from the world in southern Thailand
A Thai man was arrested yesterday morning after beating an elderly man with a piece of firewood at Wat Khiriwong temple in Lan Saka district, Lan Saka’s acting chief of police, Lt. Col. Vinai Kongprapan, said.
Lieutenant Colonel Vinai said the incident took place in the kitchen of Wat Khiriwong.
He identified the victim as Song Kolkham’s 67-year-old, and the man who attacked him as Sayan Suksai, 42, who is said to be a notorious glue sniffer. The two were men from two different villages in Tambon Kam Lon, but had remained in the temple and subsisted on food given by monks.
Shortly after the incident, the police went to the temple and arrested Sayan.
According to police, Sayan confessed to committing the crime and said he was drunk when he entered the temple kitchen to ask for some tobacco from Song. Song refused to give him anything and an argument broke out. Enraged, Mr Sayan repeatedly beat Song with a piece of firewood until he gave no more sign of life. Sayan has since been charged with murder.
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