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Former Phuket land chief’s brother raises doubts over DSI account

PHUKET: The family of former Phuket land office chief and land fraud suspect Tawatchai Anukul, who died mysteriously last week while in Department of Special Investigation (DSI) custody, yesterday (Sept 5) raised questions over his death.

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Bangkok Post

Tuesday 6 September 2016, 08:46AM


Circle of death Clockwise from top left: Tawatchai Anukul was arrested without resistance in Bangkok, locked up and strangled to death in a DSI cell, examined and declared dead at Mongkutwattana General Hospital, and had is hastily arranged cremation halted at the last minute. Always present: The Department of Special Investigations (DSI) and its director-general, Col Paisit Wongmuang. Photos: Post Today, Tawatchai Kemgumnerd
Circle of death Clockwise from top left: Tawatchai Anukul was arrested without resistance in Bangkok, locked up and strangled to death in a DSI cell, examined and declared dead at Mongkutwattana General Hospital, and had is hastily arranged cremation halted at the last minute. Always present: The Department of Special Investigations (DSI) and its director-general, Col Paisit Wongmuang. Photos: Post Today, Tawatchai Kemgumnerd

During a meeting with Thung Song Hong police investigators, Mr Tawatchai’s younger brother Chainarong Anukul, 63, expressed doubts over the DSI’s version of events, which states that his brother used a pair of socks to hang himself.

Mr Chainarong said the marks found on Tawatchai’s neck bore the imprint of an implement thinner than a microphone cable, and could not have possibly been made by a pair of socks.

He raised doubts over the information given by Sommart Nakwong, the security official on duty at the DSI’s detention cell during the time when Mr Tawatchai reportedly hanged himself. Mr Sommart told his boss that Mr Tawatchai had used a shirt, though later told police the suspect used socks to commit the deed.

Mr Chainarong has requested that forensic officials from the police’s Institute of Forensic Medicine are included in the DSI’s forensic team that will conduct a second forensic examination on Mr Tawatchai’s body.

The Institute of Forensic Medicine earlier reported in its initial autopsy result that Mr Tawatchai died of abdominal haemorrhaging and a ruptured liver from being hit with a solid, blunt object together with asphyxiation from hanging, countering the DSI’s claim that he committed suicide by hanging.

Mr Tawatchai, 66, was a key suspect in several land fraud cases and was allegedly involved in unlawfully issuing land deeds to wealthy people. He was arrested in Nonthaburi province last Monday (Aug 29) after having been on the run for almost a decade for his alleged role in numerous land fraud cases in Phuket and Phang Nga.

Col Mana Phochuay, chief of Thung Song Hong police station, however, said it was not suspicious that Mr Sommart’s account conflicts with the autopsy result because people in such situations can become overly excited and confused.

The DSI put Mr Sommart through a lie detector test, the results of which have yet to be reported back to the police.

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