Sketch published by media not of suspect in Krabi massacre: police

national July 12, 2017 20:22

By The Nation

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The chief of the southern police on Wednesday denied releasing the sketch of a suspected gunman in the massacre of a Krabi village head’s family, which was widely distributed by local media.

Police Lt-General Thanet Pinmuang-ngam, the caretaker commander of the Provincial Police’s Region 8, which has jurisdiction over the southern provinces, said the sketch published by the media was not that of a suspect.

“If we have a sketch, we will definitely inform the media,” he said.

The sketch in question was obtained by local reporters.

On Monday night, the village head in Krabi’s Ao Luk district, Worayuth Sunglung, was murdered in an execution-style shooting alongside his wife and six other family members inside their home. 

Three other family members survived the attack with injuries. Only the youngest member, a three-month-old baby, was unharmed.