Pattaya Daily News

19 February 2013 :: 16:02:10 pm 72035

Pakistani Man Likely Murdered Brother’s Thai Wife

A Pakistani man who fled Thailand is suspected of killing his Thai sister-in-law because of a dispute over the ownership of a new house. Her body was found in an East Pattaya luxury home. The 44-year-old victim operated a restaurant in Switzerland with her husband, who had flown back earlier.
Advertise Here

PATTAYA – February 17, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 12:30 p.m., journalists were informed that the Pakistani brother-in-law of a murdered Thai woman is the prime suspect in the case. The announcement was made at a press conference by Pol. Lt. Col. Winai Horian, the detective officer of Nongprue police station, Banglamung.

The victim and her husband co-own a Thai restaurant in Switzerland and were nearing the end of a 3-month vacation in Thailand. The husband had earlier flown back to Switzerland. He had arranged for his older brother and a friend to stay with his wife, who was to leave later this month. But her body was discovered in an Areeya Villa luxury home, nearly a week after she was killed.

The police had interviewed several witnesses, and checked the record and documents thoroughly, finding increasing evidence that pointed to the victim’s brother-in-law as her killer.

The brother-in-law was identified as Mr. Muhammad Yousaf, from Pakistan. He and another man had been seen in front of the house with the victim, the last time she was seen alive. However, the police do not have enough conclusive evidence to request an arrest warrant.

The mysterious and brutal nature of the murder has attracted the attention of the press. The victim appeared to have been bludgeoned to death, and the fact that she operated a restaurant in Switzerland has made it a high-profile case, said Pol. Col. Somnuek Janket, director of Nongprue police station.

Their police commander is paying special attention to this case, so he has commanded the detectives to find more information and investigate by asking more witnesses. As the result, police have come up with the sequence of incidents leading up to the murder.

Police said that on February 9, the two suspects drove up on motorbikes from the top of soi Pornprapanimit to the victim’s house. A neighbor saw the woman come out to welcome them, and then they all went inside. So the police expected that the men knew her well, but still probably had not initially intended to murder her. However, the woman was not seen alive again, until her decaying body was discovered in the house more than a week later.

Other incriminating evidence emerged when police discovered that Mr. Muhammad Yousaf had entered Thailand on February 9 on a double-entry visa. However, less than 24 hours later, Mr. Muhammad flew out from Suvarnabhumi Airport on flight TG0507, bound for Muscat, Oman, with a stopover in Karachi, Pakistan.

The police commander said this behavior is very suspicious, because visiting tourists do not normally enter and leave Thailand on the same day. So the police was quite sure that Mr. Muhammad is the killer. Reportedly Pakistan does not have a formal extradition treaty with Thailand to retrieve criminals who flee the country.

A possible motive for the killing also emerged, after the victim’s older sister told police that the suspect had quarreled heatedly with the victim over the new home that she and her husband had just bought. Mr. Muhammad reportedly wanted the house to be registered as corporation, so he would have had the right to possess it .

Police are also waiting for the autopsy result for further evidence to present to the court, in order to request an arrest warrant.


Thai Wife’s Body Found In East Pattaya Villa

The decaying body of a 44-year-old Thai woman who operated a Thai restaurant in Switzerland with her Pakistani husband was found in a Areeya Villa luxury home. She was apparently murdered. Her husband had earlier returned to Switzerland, while his elder brother and a friend stayed with her.

 

Reporter : Tanasab   Photo : Tanasab   Category : Crime News

Comments in News


    
CAPTCHA Image
*

The messages you read here are opinions from the public and posted into the Forum automatically. The systems owner is not responsible for any content in the Forum or any comments posted. There is no proof that the contents posted are genuine or not, even if the name of the poster is real, th erefore, please use common sense when reading the Forum. If there are topics which are against the law or immoral, please contact webmaster@pattayadailynews.com