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Village headman gunned down in Surat Thani


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A village headman was gunned down in Surat Thani’s Tha Chang district Sunday evening, police said.


Wirat Rakdet, 58, was killed inside his pickup truck at 5.30pm while waiting for his grandson at Wat Pratuyai School in Moo 8 of Tambon Sawiet.

It is understood that Wirat had taken the boy to cycle in the school area as part of his evening exercise when he was shot and fatally wounded.He was shot in the head, torso, arms and hands. Wirat was the headman of Moo 8 village.

Surat Thani police chief Pol Maj Gen Apichart Boonsriroj said personal conflicts appeared to be the motive.

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