Woman gruesomely murdered
- Published: 4/01/2013 at 11:04 AM
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A woman has been found gruesomely murdered, her throat cut and body slashed and covered in burns, in a room at an apartment building in Pak Kret district of Nonthaburi province.
Police said they received a report of the murder on Thursday afternoon.
At the scene, they found a naked woman lying dead on the bed. Her throat was deeply cut and her left ear was severed. There were many stab marks on her left arm and also a deep cut in her groin area. There were also burn marks all over her body.
There was handwriting on her lower belly and both calves, according to a report in Thai Rath.
The woman was later identified as Acharanee Rakcheu, 22, a car sales representative. Her cat was also killed, its body found next to the bed. Police estimated that she had been dead for one or two days.
The room's owner, Wichien Cheychom, said Acharanee and her boyfriend had rented the room about a month ago. Her family lived nearby and she wanted somewhere private she could be with her boyfriend.
Mr Wichien said was informed by the condominium management there was a smell of smoke coming from the room. He could not contact the tenant so decided to open the room with a spare key on Thursday afternoon -- and discovered the gory murder scene.
Thanom Thongjam, an electrician employed by the building, said he was requested to check the room on Jan 1 around 2am after the resident of the room next door reported smelling smoke coming from the room. He knocked on the door, but no one answered. So he decided to cut the power to the room for safety reasons.
Chatcharin Rakcheu, 21, the deceased woman's brother, told police that he, his sister and her boyfriend, known to him only as Bank, went out for a countdown party at a restaurant in Rangsit area. At the party Acharanee and her boyfriend got into a jealous argument. They separated around 1am on Jan 1.
Mr Chatcharin went to his family's home where about 3am he heard someone acting suspiciously near the house. He armed himself with a sword and went to check.
He found Bank was about to set fire to the house, Mr Chatcharin said. He yelled at him and Bank fled away. He said there was no doubt in his mind that Bank killed his sister.
Police said they will try to find Bank and question him.
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