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Hospital director mistaken as illegal logger, shot dead in Kanchanaburi

A hospital director was shot dead by a forest protection official who mistook him for an illegal logger and fired at his car on Monday night.

Police said Chalit Jintana, 39, director of the Tambon Plai Na Suan Hospital in Kanchanaburi's Sisawat district, was killed on the Mae Lamoon-Plai Na Suan road in Ban Mae Lamoon village in Tambon Na Suan in Si Sawat.
Songwut Udom, chief of Mae Lamoon forest protection unit, later surrendered to police. He admitted that he fired twice at Chalit's car with his HK 33 assault rifle because he mistook the hospital director for a logger smuggling wood.
Songwut has been detained on a murder charge.

Published : January 23, 2018

By : The Nation