Monk found dead in rice field

Monk found dead in rice field

Police examine the shelter in a rice field Khon Kaen's Muang district where a monk was found dead on Monday. (Photo by Chakkrapan Natanri)
Police examine the shelter in a rice field Khon Kaen's Muang district where a monk was found dead on Monday. (Photo by Chakkrapan Natanri)

KHON KAEN: A monk was found dead in a rice field in Muang district of this northeastern province on Monday morning, police said.

Pol Capt Yongyuth Sadao, of Muang Kao police sub-station, said villagers reported finding his body near Ban Kut Kwang of tambon Muang Kao.

Forensic police and a doctor from Srinakarind Hospital were sent to investigate the scene.  

The monk, who was not named, was found about 10 metres from a ramshackle shelternear a pylon supporting high-voltage transmission cables. The body was swollen and in a state of early decay. 

The police took a metre-long length of wood with blood stains, a liquor bottle and a pair of shoes from the scene for examination. The monk was believed to have died on Sunday  

The investigation was continuing.


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