A Cambodian migrant worker was killed after a quarrel during a drinking session on Tuesday night at a construction site in Thailand’s Pathum Thani province.
A National Police report said Thuch Chongrith, 37, was hacked with a butcher knife while drinking beer with another Cambodian man in Muang district. The men had been heard arguing before the attack.
Thai police conducted an autopsy of the body and found wounds from the butcher knife on the back of the victim’s head and on his right hand. The Cambodian suspect fled the scene.
Thailand’s CH7News reported that after the attack, the suspect left the scene. He encountered a security guard on his way out, but told her he was going to buy a bar snack and never returned.
The guard noted the suspect was wearing long sleeves, blue trousers, and no sandals when he fled, the report added.
Police officers in the provinces along the border with Thailand claimed to have no knowledge of the attack.
Pich Vanna, the Cambodian-Thai border relations chief, could not be reached for comment yesterday.