Body-parts murder case solved

What is probably this year’s most sensational murder case has been solved. A noodle vendor has confessed to police that he killed the young bank clerk whose dismembered body parts were found dumped in a dry canal last week.

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Pradit Suwannaphak, 36, appears at the Royal Thai Police Office yesterday after he was charged with killing bank employee, Kriangkrai Khwan-on, 24, and dismembering his body in Chai Nat on April 17. SURAPOL PROMSAKA NA SAKOLNAKORN

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Body-parts murder case solved


The victim, Kriangkrai Khwan-on

What is probably this year’s most sensational murder case has been solved.

Noodle vendor Pradit Suwannaphak, 36, yesterday confessed to police that he had killed the young bank clerk whose hacked up body parts were found dumped in a dry canal in Chai Nat last week.

Mr Pradit was arrested at his home in Uthai Thani's Muang district yesterday and charged with murdering Kriangkrai Khwan-on, 24, whose dismembered legs and torso were found on April 18.

Investigators said they retrieved solid evidence incriminating Mr Pradit during a search of his home on Wednesday night. Industrial-size plastic bags, believed to be the same kind into which Kriangkrai's body parts had been stuffed, were seized from the suspect's home.

Pol Lt Gen Nares Nonthachote, commissioner of Provincial Police Region 1, said Mr Pradit had confessed to the killing and had yesterday taken police to retrieve the one remaining body part, the victim’s head.

The suspect told officers he had been in a homosexual relationship with the victim for about a year after they met on Facebook, Pol Lt Gen Nares said.

Mr Pradit gave the victim hundreds of thousands of baht to buy a car and make repayments on his condominium, investigators said.

On the night of the murder, the victim came to see Mr Pradit to request 20,000 baht for a nose job.

Mr Pradit told officers he refused to hand over the money, as the pair were no longer together and he suspected the victim was seeing someone else.

Kriangkrai then threatened to post a video clip of them having sex on YouTube, officers said.

This led to an altercation, and Mr Pradit took out a gun and shot Kriangkrai in the head, killing him instantly, Pol Lt Gen Nares said.

On the morning of April 17, Mr Pradit used a meat cleaver to cut up the victim's corpse. He allegedly packed the arms and legs into one bag and the torso into another, before dumping them in the dry canal in Chai Nat.

Villagers uncovered the gruesome contents of the bag after spotting a dog carrying human body parts near the canal on April 18.

appear – to go to a place and be seen there ปรากฏตัว
charge – to accuse someone officially of committing a crime ตั้งข้อกล่าวหา
employee – someone who is paid regularly to work for a person or an organisation ลูกจ้าง
dismember – to cut the legs, arms, hands, etc. off a person or animal ตัดออกเป็นส่วน ๆ , ตัดมือตัดขาออก
murder – the crime of intentionally killing a person ฆาตกรรม, การฆาตกรรม
solve –  to find the correct answer or explanation for something หาคำตอบได้
sensational – causing great surprise, excitement, or interest น่าดึงดูดใจ, น่าเร้าใจ, น่าตื่นเต้น
vendor – someone who sells something, but not in a shop พ่อค้าแม่ค้าแผงลอย
confess – to admit that you have committed a crime  สารภาพผิด
hack – to cut somebody/something with rough, heavy blows ตัด, ฟัน
arrested – caught by the police and taken to a police station because you are believed to have committed a crime ถูกจับกุม
torso – the main part of the body, not including the head, arms or legs  ลำตัว
investigator – someone whose job is to officially find out the facts about something – ผู้สอบสวน,  ผู้สำรวจ, ผู้ตรวจสอบ
retrieve – to get something back, especially something that is not easy to find ได้กลับคืนมา
solid – completely good, with no mistakes or bad parts ซึ่งไว้ใจได้
evidence – facts statements or objects that help to prove whether or not someone has committed a crime หลักฐาน
incriminate – to show or make you think that someone is guilty of a crime ใส่ร้าย, กล่าวโทษ
search – looking somewhere or through something carefully in order to find something การค้นหา
industrial-size – very big, i.e., big enough to be used in industry
stuff – to fill a container or space with something, especially something soft ยัดไส้
seize – to take something using official power ยึด
suspect – a person who is thought to have committed a crime ผู้ต้องสงสัย
commissioner – the head of a particular police force in some countries ผู้ตรวจการณ์
victim – someone who has been harmed, injured or killed as the result of a crime เหยื่อผู้เคราะห์ร้าย
homosexual – attracted to people of the same sex เกี่ยวกับการรักร่วมเพศ
nose job – an operation to make someone’s nose look more attractive
refuse – to say you will not do something that someone has asked you to do ปฏิเสธ
pair – two people who are doing something together คู่
threaten – to say that you might do something bad or harmful, especially in order to make someone do something  ขู่เข็ญ คุกคาม ทำให้กลัว
altercation – a noisy argument or disagreement การทุ่มเถียง, การทะเลาะวิวาท
instantly – immediately ทันที
cleaver – a knife with a large heavy blade used for cutting large pieces of meat เครื่องมือ หรือมีดที่ใช้แล่เนื้อ
corpse – a dead body ศพ
allegedly – claimed to have done something wrong, but not yet proven ที่กล่าวหา
gruesome – involving or describing death or injury in a very unpleasant way น่ากลัว น่ารังเกียจ
spot – to see or notice สังเกตเห็น

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