Korean stab victim offers B100k for info on compatriot suspect

Korean stab victim offers B100k for info on compatriot suspect

CHON BURI: A young South Korean man who was found with multiple stab wounds after being attacked by a male compatriot in Pattaya last month has recovered and is offering a reward of 100,000 baht for information leading to the arrest of his attacker.

Park Jinhyung, 28, yesterday told the local media his condition had improved after being treated at Chon Buri Hospital. Since his attacker was still at large, he wanted to offer the cash reward to anyone who had clues leading to the arrest of the suspect, whom he identified as Park Keunhu, 38.

The attack happened around 2am on Oct 24 on Sen Rong Moo Road in South Pattaya. A taxi driver who found the injured tourist told police that a bleeding man stumbled out the back door of a white BMW X5 and signalled for help before collapsing. Surveillance camera footage revealed the victim had picked up a friend after visiting an entertainment venue. His friend then stabbed him, leaving him with a total of 17 wounds.

Pol Lt Col Piyapong Ensarn, the Pattaya tourist police inspector, said Tourist Police Bureau commissioner Chettha Komolwattana ordered the bureau to work with various agencies to track down the South Korean suspect.

He is believed to be hiding somewhere in the country, although more than likely in the tourist provinces of Chiang Mai or Phuket, said Pol Lt Col Piyapong.

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