Petchaburi workers forced to bury corpses

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Petchaburi workers forced to bury corpses

Post by dozer » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:25 am

I was in the area yesterday with bike and stopped to eat and the whole place was abuzz with this scandal. ... ry-corpses

PHETCHABURI : An employee of a doctor accused of killing two people whose bodies were dug up in a pineapple orchard has told police that his boss is a violent man who murdered them and two other workers.

A backhoe digs up land in Pol Col Supat Laohawattana’s plantation in Phetchaburi’s Tha Yang district as police search for the bodies of a husband and wife believed to have been murdered and buried there. TAWATCHAI KEMGUMNERD

The worker, a Myanmar national identified only as Kala, said yesterday his boss, Pol Col Supat Laohawattana, a doctor with the Police General Hospital, ordered him to bury the two corpses found in the orchard on Thursday and yesterday.

Kala was questioned yesterday by Tha Mai Ruak police while waiting for the surrender of Pol Col Supat, who did not show up.

In his statement, Kala said he had worked for the doctor for more than 18 years.

He said he was forced to work hard without pay and was given little to eat.

The man was living in a eucalyptus plantation in Ban Wang Khao San of Tha Yang district. His right arm has been amputated and his legs are crippled.

He told Pol Lt Col Preecha Rodkhongthee, a deputy chief of the Tha Mai Ruak police station, that he lost his arm because Pol Col Supat had forced him to insert it into a corn grinding machine after complaining he was working too slowly.

Kala also said he was crippled because his boss ordered him to climb coconut trees and one time he fell down and severely injured his legs.

He told police that Pol Col Supat often turned violent when he was dissatisfied with his workers.

The doctor punished them in a variety of ways, ranging from hitting them with a wooden stick to cutting their ears off, according to Mr Kala's statement.

About two years ago, Kala said, Pol Col Supat was so upset with the performance of two of his workers that he killed one of them by forcing them to swallow pesticide.

Around the same time, he saw his boss shoot dead another of the workers, Kala said, adding that he wanted to run away but dared not out of fear that he might be caught by the boss and end up murdered like the others.

The bodies police found buried in the doctor's orchard were those of one his fellow workers, Kala said.

He claims Pol Col Supat once told him to put two corpses into empty fertiliser bags, dump them into a pond in the pineapple orchard, and then cover the pond with soil using a tractor.

Police dug up the human remains after a tip-off that the bodies of husband and wife Samart Noomjui and Orasa Kerdsap could be buried in the doctor's orchard.

Yesterday, police raided the doctor's orchard again and continued digging with a backhoe.

They found the remains of another body.

Samart's father Sawang Noomjui, who was at the scene, said the remains could be those of his son.

Before Thursday's search, Mr Sawang, 55, had lodged a complaint with Nonthaburi police after Samart and Orasa's pickup truck was found in a deserted house in Nonthaburi.

The house was later identified as belonging to a relative of Pol Col Supat.
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Re: Petchaburi workers forced to bury corpses

Post by Takiap » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:00 pm

Well I hope Pol Col Supat, if guilty, doesn't complain when he gets transferred to an inactive post. :shock:
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Post by barrys » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:41 pm

Takiap wrote:Well I hope Pol Col Supat, if guilty, doesn't complain when he gets transferred to an inactive post. :shock:

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Good one Takiab ......

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Re: Petchaburi workers forced to bury corpses

Post by PeteC » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:18 am

Some of you may have been on the beach with him yesterday. :shock: Pete :cheers:

"Police apprehended Pol Col Supat Laohawattana at a resort in Puk Tian beach in Cha-am district at about 7pm yesterday, just hours after the third corpse buried in his orchard in Tha Yang district was found and after a court approved an arrest warrant for him and his partner." ... -killing-4
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Re: Petchaburi workers forced to bury corpses

Post by hyku1147 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:35 am

Very disturbing.


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Re: Petchaburi workers forced to bury corpses

Post by usual suspect » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:11 am

R.I.P. those poor victims that have not only been subjected to many years of torture from this man of 'position' & 'power', but have had to pay the ultimate price for being unable to do as he demanded of them.. very sad. And yet it is quite possible this murderer WILL get punished by being given a transfer.
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Re: Petchaburi workers forced to bury corpses

Post by boilerman » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:26 am

last year we had a run in with a builder in petchaburi who attacked me with a machete, we called the cha am police, who didn't want to come out unless we were "a fair family" ie would pay a bribe. we had to get a (surprisingly good) private lawyer to take action before the police got interested :cuss:

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Re: Petchaburi workers forced to bury corpses

Post by HHTel » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:18 am

This story is two and half years old. It's a bit late to bring it up now

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