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2 men sought over Suthin killing

Police plan to seek arrest warrants for another two suspects allegedly linked with the killing of protest leader Suthin Taratin, who was shot dead while leading a rally against advance voting outside Wat Si-iam on Bang Na-Trat Road in January.

Assistant National Police chief Pol Lt-Colonel Chaiyong Keeratikachorn said yesterday that more suspects were identified after police inspected four 11mm cartridges.

Two of the cartridges were found in the pickup truck Suthin was riding in. Police have also inspected the bullet wound in the hand of another passenger in the same vehicle.

"Whoever possesses these guns would be a suspect in this case," Chaiyong said.

A source said the two suspects in question had close ties with a certain politician.

Investigation into Suthin's murder made no progress for six months, but as soon as the National Council for Peace and Order took control of the country, a team appointed to expedite the investigation arrested Thawatchai Promchan and another unnamed man in connection with the shooting.


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