An unidentified Karen worker was found beaten to death at a temple in Samut Sakhon’s Ban Praew district on Thursday morning.
Ban Praew police were alerted at 7.30am that a body had been found in front of a toilet of Wat Thamma Chedi.
The man, who appeared to be around 25 years old, had several serious wounds on his head.
Pol Lt Col Ritthichaipakorn Damrongitthisakul, commander of the Ban Praew police station, said that another Karen worker had been injured earlier and was sent to the district hospital.
He said that a construction contractor hired five Karen workers for painting work but three had disappeared and the contractor could not be contacted.
A monk told police that he woke up at 4am to clean the dining room and found an injured man so he asked a motorcyclist to send him to the district hospital. He did not know that another worker had been killed in front of the toilet.
Ritthichaipakorn said police suspected that the three workers who disappeared had injured and killed the two others following a quarrel.
He said police would interrogate the injured worker when his condition improves.