Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Police hunt attackers after Phuket school staffer, 60, found beaten to death

PHUKET: Police are investigating the death of a 60-year-old staffer at a prominent Phuket school who was found were severe head injuries – at this stage presumed by police to have been beaten to death – in a dark street in Phuket Town in the early hours of this morning (June 28).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 28 June 2018, 12:09PM

Police at the scene of the attack early this morning (June 22). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Police at the scene of the attack early this morning (June 22). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Police were called to the street, behind the Phuket Tennis Courts near Phuket Provincial Hall, at 3am, after a local resident reported finding the body.

At the scene police found the body of 60-year-old Suphab Meesan under a tree beside a power pole. He had suffered severe head injuries believed to have been inflicted in an attack, and a broken left hand.

His motorbike was on its side with both of Mr Suphab’s feet pinned underneath and his motorbike helmet was on the ground.

According to his government ID card, Mr Suphab was registered as living in Kathu, but the local resident who reported finding his body confirmed that he lived in the area near the tennis courts.

Also found on his body was an ID card confirming that Mr Suphab worked at Phuket Wittayalai School, where some news sources reported that he worked as a cleaner.

In his pockets police also found B40 cash, some tobacco and a nasal inhaler.

Somehow, in the dark some 20 metres away discarded under a bench beside the tennis courts officers found a stick that was about one meter long with the sharp tip covered with traces of blood.

The stick was taken as evidence and to be tested for fingerprints, officers noted.

After officers had conducted their initial investigation of the scene, rescue workers from the Kusoldharm Foundation transported Mr Suphab’s body to Vachira Phuket Hospital for post-mortem examination.

The local resident who reported finding Mr Suphab’s body told police that she and her husband were shocked by the gruesome discovery.

Mr Suphab lived near their house. He was quiet and kept to himself, but liked to drink alcohol, she said.

It was not known whether Mr Suphab was involved in any conflict with anyone, she added.

The woman said that did not not hear any loud noises before finding Mr Suphab’s body. She was out walking when she saw him lying beside the road, she said.

Police have yet to report what the woman was doing to be out walking along the dark street at 3am.

Inspectors, led by Capt Surachat Thongyai of the Phuket City Police, said they were to CCTV from around the area and question friends and relatives of Mr Suphab to track down the perpetrators and bring them to face legal action as quickly as possible.



Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Phoenix finally risen from seabed

I wonder if anyone will learn from this: thai company with basic equipment = failure. Foreign compan...(Read More)

Tourist Police target rental operators over unlicensed tourists renting motorbikes

Gen Angkoon seems to think that Thais have harder heads or something as he says they're likely t...(Read More)

Ban on Loy Kratong lanterns near Phuket International Airport

Ban them kratongs everywhere! They cause environmental damage both on land and in the sea....(Read More)

Tourist Police target rental operators over unlicensed tourists renting motorbikes

Same coloured helmets, that will make revenue collection easier... but hey, think about hygiene, who...(Read More)

No passport required: Phuket Immigration confirms ‘passport on person’ not required despite ’Operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner’

There has never been any law in Thailand that says anyone needs to carry their passport. There IS a ...(Read More)

God is a DJ - A divine event at Dream Beach Club

I would never go into that place, a monstrosity of a building and blight on the beautiful Layan beac...(Read More)

Phuket van driver falls asleep at the wheel, slams into street lamp

I would also add that the Filipina was immediately drug and alcohol tested, her picture included in ...(Read More)

Thais arrested for charging ‘access fees’ to Freedom Beach

Paully, if stupid people want to pay 200B to enter a beach, that's their problem. Nothing wrong ...(Read More)

Phuket Marine Office urges water safety for Loy Krathong

Marine boat operators, don't worry, just hold your breath during 22 Nov only. '''Cap...(Read More)

Phuket officials unveil New Year ‘Seven Days’ road safety campaign strategy

Haha, the 2 times a year safety campaign as like people don't know to drive safe and sober! Str...(Read More)