Cops hunt Myanmar man accused of killing boy

Cops hunt Myanmar man accused of killing boy

Police believe suspect hiding in Chon Buri

CHON BURI: Police have launched a manhunt for a Myanmar worker who was named as a suspect in the murder of an 11-year-old boy whose body was found in a cassava farm in Sri Racha district on Sunday.

Pol Capt Assawin Chanto, an investigator with Nong Kham police station said the 49-year-old Myanmar national known as "Wan", may still be hiding in Chon Buri.

The manhunt was launched after the boy's mother, identified only as "Malika", told police that Wan had recently threatened to hurt her and her son.

She told police that Wan had been dating her 62-year-old mother for over a decade, but their relationship turned sour two months ago. After witnessing Wan beat up her mother, she told her to leave him. When Wan found out, she said, he threatened to hurt her and her son.

Police raided the suspect's home but found nothing but his identification documents. As such, investigators believe that he may still be hiding in the province.

That said, Pol Capt Assawin said police have alerted immigration authorities that the suspect may try to cross the border to Myanmar.

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