LOPBURI police said this afternoon (May 15) they found out that the man who stabbed his girlfriend to death 27 times is still hiding in their province and are confident of catching him within three days, TV Channel 7 said.
This TV channel’s reporters went to talk to the paternal grandmother of Mr. Thanarat Narinsut, or Un, 30, who stabbed his ex-girlfriend Ms Chatuporn Deeklai, or Onn, 28, at Dream Hair Spa beauty salon early yesterday morning just as she alone had gone in to clean the place and he then fled.
She refused to be photographed but related that her grandson had been previously married and had two children. However after he was jailed for drug use, his wife fled and got married to someone new.
Upon being released he was unable to find her and so likewise started living with Chatuporn. They were together for almost two years but as Thanarat did not have a steady job, they were constantly quarrelling. In the end she paid him 20,000 baht to separate.
She also mentioned that she rarely saw him and had not met him since the murder.
Police had gone to Thanarat’s maternal grandmother’s house Khao Phra Ngam subdistrict where they found the clothes he had worn during the vicious killing as he had changed to a new outfit and then driven off on the same stolen motorcycle he had used to go to the beauty parlour.
Police got word that Thanarat is still riding around Khao Phra Ngam subdistrict and is probably hiding in the area. They added that they would definitely capture him within the next three days.
Meanwhile, the victim’s relatives contacted the police to take her body back to Kanchanaburi for a funeral.
The beauty parlour’s owner said she is permanently closing down shop. Whether she will open up again at another place remains to be seen because right now the team is frightened that Thanarat might try to attack them too.
Top: Composite photo shows the outfit Thanarat wore when he killed his ex-girlfriend, left, and police at the beauty parlour where the brutal murder took place. Thai headline says, “We will definitely catch him within three days,” Photo: TV Channel 7
Home Page: Thanarat, left, and Chatuporn, right. Photo: Thai Rath