Taxi Motorbike Rider Surrenders after Stabbing Another Rider in Phuket Town

Phuket, Thailand –

In a recent incident that unfolded in Phuket Town, a taxi motorbike rider has turned himself in to the local authorities after allegedly injuring another taxi rider during a dispute over a customer. The incident occurred on Sunday, April 21st, near the Fresh Market 1 (Baan San Market) on Ranong Road in the Talad Yai sub-district.

Emergency responders swiftly arrived at the scene on the day of the incident, where they found the victim, identified only as, Mr. Thiwa, a 65-year-old taxi motorbike rider, suffering from stab wounds to his chest and belly. He was bleeding profusely and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention. The suspect, identified only as Mr. Jumphon, also a 65-year-old motorbike taxi rider, had already fled the scene.

Later, Mr. Jumphon voluntarily surrendered to the police, bringing with him the knife allegedly used in the stabbing. During questioning, he explained that he operates a taxi motorbike stall. On the day of the incident, a loyal customer arrived, but Mr. Jumphon was not present at the stall. Mr. Thiwa approached the customer, who declined to go with him and instead opted to wait for Mr. Jumphon to return from transporting another customer.

Upon returning to the taxi stall after delivering his previous customer, Mr. Jumphon was confronted by Mr. Thiwa, who struck him with a wooden stick. In an attempt to defend himself, Mr. Jumphon used the knife. CCTV footage corroborated Mr. Jumphon’s account of acting in self-defense.

The Phuket City Police are investigating the incident further, and considering both sides of the story to determine the appropriate legal actions.

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.