One man was killed and three persons were injured on Friday in a fight between neighbours over the smell of boiled instant noodles, police said.
Police said Somchai Klinhom, 47, was stabbed to death at his townhouse in the Maneemart housing estate on Soi Khubon 28 on Khubon Road in Bangkok’s Khan Nayao district at 11.45am.
Somchai’s next-door neighbours – two men and a woman – were injured and were rushed to a hospital. Police found a blood-soaked knife, a baseball bat and a wooden stick at the scene.
Police said Somchai and his neighbours often quarrelled. The dispute on Thursday began when Somchai’s younger brother boiled instant noodles, which the neighbours objected to saying they found the smell offensive.
The dispute led to the two sides going to the Khan Nayao Police Station for police mediation.
On Friday, Somchai again got into a quarrel with his neighbours. This time, he shouted at the mother of his neighbours, which prompting the three to charge into his house and beat him up. He died in front of his house, police said.