Udon Thani police yesterday searched the home of a Swiss man who admitted to killing an armed burglar in his home on Oct. 3.
The raid followed the mother of the slain burglar who claimed there was more to it than the Swiss national claimed and claimed nearly 300,000 baht her son was carrying from a recent land sale had disappeared after the incident.
Yesterday’s search was led by Pol. Lieutenant Colonel Noppadon Wisetsri, the deputy. Superintendent of Nakha Police Station in Udon Thani. The raid was given the green light by the Udon Thani Provincial Court, which issued a search warrant with order number 142/2564.
Police entered the home of 63-year-old Rudolf Joseph Rothy, a Swiss, in the main district of Udon Thani around 2:00 PM.
Herr Rudolf and his wife were not at home during the search, so police had the village chief, identified as Khun Buasen Sriyangkabutr, and a prominent local monk, Phra Lek Sareerup, accompany them during the search for reasons of transparency.
According to Udon Thani police, the reason for the raid was a claim by the victim’s mother, Khan Khan Chantarakhantri, that her son had lost nearly 300,000 baht from a recent land sale while confronting Rudolf.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident. The assembled Thai tried to talk to Rudolf and his wife about the allegations made by Sathien’s family, but Rudolf declined to comment and referred them to his Thai lawyer and the legal system.
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