UPDATE: Suspect Arrested after Stabbing Abbot at Temple in Thalang

Thalang –

A suspect was arrested after stabbing an abbot at a temple in Thep Krasattri.

Our previous story:

A head monk, known as an Abbot, has sustained injuries after he was stabbed by a man who asked for 20 Baht inside a famous temple in Thalang.

Now for update:

The Thalang Police Chief Colonel Nikorn Choothong told the Phuket Express that on Tuesday (May 21st) at 9:00 P.M. an arrest warrant had been issued for Mr. Thanakorn (Bank) Aroonrat, 38. He is being accused of attempted murder.

On Wednesday (May 22nd) Bank was arrested in front of a market in Baan Phon, Sri Sunthorn. He was taken back to the Thalang Police Station for further legal action.

Bank allegedly asked the Abbot for 20 Baht and then stabbed the monk when his request was not immediately met. The Abbot stated he did not have the money on him but was going to get it from a charity box when the incident happened.

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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.