Man arrested for killing boss on street
- Published: 14/10/2013 at 01:18 PM
- Online news:
A man chased and stabbed his female boss to death on Praditmanoontham road in Lat Phrao district of Bangkok on Monday because he was angry she had been scolding him in the car they were travelling in together, police said.
The alleged killer, identified as Rewat Ngamboonplod, 32, was arrested shortly afterwards after fleeing in a stolen vehicle and being tailed by a motocyclist.
Police at Chokchai station received a report around 9.30am of an argument and stabbing on the roadside. At the scene, police and a rescue team found Phuangpaka Ruthawanit, 58, lying on the footpath in pool of blood. She died before being sent to hospital.
Nearby was a stationary white Toyota Vios.
Witnesses told police the car had come to a sudden stop and the murdered woman, Phuangpaka, had fled from the vehicle with a man in hot pursuit. He caught her and stabbed her many times with a knife. An examination of her body found a total of 13 wounds.
The killer used the knife to steal a pickup parked nearby and fled the scene.
However, a witness, later named as Veerapong Chomruk, followed the fleeing killer on a motorcycle and was in contact with police, who finally stopped the vehicle in tambon Wang Takian of Chachoengsao’s Muang district.
They arrested the driver, Mr Rewat.
Under questioning he confessed to stabbing the woman. He said she was his boss and had been scolding him while they were travelling together in the car. A heated argument developed, she fled and he chased and attacked her.
After fleeing he had thrown the knife into a pond on the side of Suvinthawaong road before he was apprehended.
Police will question him more and said they will lay charges.
The motorcyclist, Mr Veerapong, was praised by a traffic radio station for his brave action in following the killer's escape vehicle for such a long distance.
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