NATIONAL POLICE Chief Pol. Gen. Suwat Jangyodsuk flew to Phuket today (Feb. 7) to solve the murder of an Indian man with Canadian citizenship at a luxury villa on Rawai beach on Friday night with police investigators having collected more suveilence camera clips and worked out the two assassins’ escape route, TV Channel 7 said.
Records show that the victim, Mr. Mandeep Singh, 32, flew to Thailand a total of six times with the latest entry being by a private plane from Malaysia on Jan. 27.
Police detectives already have a video clip of the two assassins running down the beach from another resort before entering the one where the victim was staying and then firing a volley of bullets at him just as he drove up and got out of the car to go to his villa at around 10.30 p.m. that night.
Police think the criminals escaped by going into the compound of an abandoned house and international school nearby next to which is a grove.
TV Channel 7’s team surveyed the abandoned properties this morning and said the criminals likely first entered the abandoned house, then climbed the barbed wire fence to cross over to the abandoned international school. After that they likely walked into the grove and got out at another point of Wiset road.
However police detectives are also investigating whether the two of them escaped by boat.
This area’s village headman urged the police to quickly solve this case to restore confidence among tourists and entrepreneurs because it is a shocking murder in an area where there are many villas where foreigners stay in.
Top: The victim Mr. Mandeep Singh moments before he was gunned down. Photo: Matichon
Home Page: Pol. Gen. Suwat Jangyodsuk in Phuket today. Photo: Thai Rath