AN 18-year-old temple boy was arrested and charged with murdering the abbot of Phuhinkong Temple in the northeastern Thai province of Kalasin, Sanook.com reported today (June 17).
The suspect is a drug addict. He entered the abbot’s room on Friday morning and left in a hurry. Fellow monks later found the abbot dead with multiple stab wounds on his body.
Police investigators said the suspect often extorted money from the abbot when he needed it to buy drugs. Before the murder, he stole a TV set and several solar-cell panels from the temple.
Top: Forensic police inspect the murdered abbot’s body (pixilated) while the temple boy, with his back turned, is inset. Photo: Sanook.com
By Songpol Kaopatumtip