The bullet-ridden body of an Indian cloth merchant was found floating in a well in Suphan Buri’s Sam Chuk district on Wednesday morning.
Indian national Pankaj Kumar’s body sustained five gunshot wounds in the torso and one in right arm.
Following an 11am report of a homicide in Don San Chai village in Tambon Wang Leuk, provincial police chief Pol Maj General Kasana Jaemsawang led police team and rescue workers to the scene. They found the victim’s motorbike with clothes and a catalogue on the sidewalk and the victim’s body in the well.
Witnesses told police that they heard the victim have a loud argument in a foreign language before gunshots were heard, and the victim was seen running towards the well. As the victim fell into the well, the shooter fled the scene towards Wat Nang Pim.
Kasana said police inquiries found that the man was conducting his daily routine of selling material and collecting instalments from his customers in the area when another foreign man started an 10-minute argument with him before the shooting occurred.
Police suspect the motive could be a business conflict, a personal grudge or a dispute over a personal relationship, he added.