Kitchen Staffer Dies After Being Stabbed by Colleague at a Hotel in Thalang, Phuket

Thalang –

A kitchen staffer at a hotel in Thalang has died after being stabbed by a colleague.

The Cherng Talay Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the incident at a hotel in Cherng Talay on Thursday (April 13th).

They arrived at the kitchen to find blood stains on the floor. A man identified only as Mr. Roongroj, 23, had sustained severe injuries from stab wounds. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect, identified only as Mr. Sarayut, 20, was immediately arrested at a parking area in front of the hotel with a 15 inch knife. He was taken to the Cherng Talay Police Station. The Cherng Talay Police told the Phuket Express that Sarayut is facing charges of intent to murder.

At this stage, police believe that they might have a verbal argument that escalated to violence before, however, Sarayut was not willing to conduct an interview or answer questions from the media as of press time.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.