KHON KAEN police are hunting for an unidentified foreign man who is a suspect in the attack on a masseuse at a Thai massage parlour in Mueang district that left her seriously injured, TV Channel 7 said today (Oct. 1).
Pol. Col. Preecha Kengsarikit, the superintendent of Muaeng Khon Kaen police station, said the attack on Ms. Manasan Klinsukon, 45, took place last Monday Sept. 27 and a complaint was filed two days later on Sept. 29.
He added that that suspect went to the parlour where the masseuse lived and worked alone for a massage and tried to rape her and when she resisted and fought seriously injured her.
A police investigation team inspected the scene of the crime and collected video clips from surveillance cameras at the shop. After the attack the foreign man rode off on a red and white motorcycle with an unknown registration plate.
A good Samaritan alerted paramedics about the injured woman and she was taken to Khon Kaen Hospital for treatment. She is now conscious but as yet unable to testify.
Pol.Col. Preecha added that he has told the doctors to conduct a thorough physical examination to find out whether she had been raped and if so the suspect will also be slapped with charges of rape causing serious injury.
Police detectives have found out that after leaving the Thai massage parlour the foreign man turned left along the road behind the city but as yet do not know where he lives.
Manatnan’s son told police that his mother had worked in Australia for seven years but returned to Thailand seven months ago and started working at this massage parlour.
He added that he does not know whether this mother had any contact with this man or had talked to him or not.
Top: A partly-pixelated image of the wanted foreign man, left, and Pol Col Preecha, right. The Thai headline says, “Foreigner seriously injures masseuse.” Photo: TV Channel 7