Man Dies from Stab Wound in Patong after Alleged Karaoke Fight

Patong –

A man was found dead with a stab wound in front of a karaoke in Patong.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified that a man was found dead in front of a karaoke in Soi Tan on the Phra Mettha Road earlier this week. Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene to find the body of a man bleeding heavily on the nearby road. A stab wound was found on his rib cage.

He was identified by police only as Mr. It, 24, from Nong Bua Lamphu, in the northeast of Thailand. No sign of a struggle was found near the body. Police believed that the man ran away from a nearby area before being found dead at the scene.

Witnesses told police that Mr. It was a staff member at a karaoke nearby. They also said they saw a suspicious man with injuries walking around nearby. Police later found the suspicious man identified only as Mr. Chat, 32, from Surat Thani. He is a staffer at the same karaoke with Mr. It. Mr. Chat had some wounds on his head and was taken to the Patong Police Station for questioning.

Witnesses told police that the two men were arguing and fighting inside the karaoke about an undisclosed matter. After the victim was attacked, he ran away before later being found dead. Police are checking CCTV footage nearby for further legal action.

The name of the karaoke in question was not released by police. Mr. Chat remains in custody as of press time.

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.