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23 July 2008 :: 13:07:32 pm 10908

Well Known Pattaya Businessman Gunned Down In His Office

A well known Thai businessman who owned a Pattaya company dealing in non-governmental loans and many other concerns was brutally murdered at his office, on July 22nd, 2008, in just 7 seconds. He was head shot by three .9mm bullets and died instantly.
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Police suspect there are many serious motives behind the killing, such as: running an open gambling emporium, non-government loans, and football gambling, but consider drug dealing to be the most likely.

At 4 PM, on July 22, Pol.Lt.Col. Polagrit Kumsatien, Pattaya Investigator, was notified of the murder of Mr. Nirut Eamsakul aka Sia Rut Niran ,(40), from Chantaburi province. The incident happened in front of Building C, at Niran Grand Villa Condo, Soi Arunothai, Central Pattaya. A police team led by Pol.Col. Pairat Supasawas, Chonburi Deputy Commander, accompanied by a doctor from Banglamung Hospital and Sawang Boriboon Rescue accordingly rushed to the scene.

In front of the incident, an office going under the name of “Kunaparp” dealing with a variety of businesses, located at No. 519/38 in the condo, police found over a hundred spectators, eager to know what was going on. Police found the body of Mr. Nirut Eamsakul, the owner of the office, lying face down, dead with the upper part of his body on a sofa. He was wearing a grey, round-neck T-shirt, jeans and sneakers. He had apparently been shot three times, the bullets entering the right side his forehead, and penetrating to the back of his neck. Police found three .9mm cartridges, and 2 other spent bullets on the floor, and kept them as evidence.

Mr. Oat (25), the right-hand man of the deceased, who was near the incident when it had occurred, told police that Mr. Nirut had been shot dead while he was on his mobile phone, standing in the front part of the office and was about to go out to do some errands. Two chubby suspects had apparently drawn up on a blue and white Yamaha Fino, in front of the office. The pillion rider then dismounted, rushed up to Mr. Nirut and shot him 3 or 4 times. Mr. Nirut died instantly, his body collapsing on the sofa and. The incident had taken only 7 seconds and the suspects escaped immediately on their motorbike. 

Miss Suthirat Maakpha, (42), Mr. Nirut’s the older sister, told police in tears that she had no idea why her brother had been killed. She had also been sitting in the office when the incident occurred and had witnessed everything.  

Earlier in the evening of July 21, apparently, a man and a woman had arrived in a blue Mitsubishi pickup truck and a motorbike to ask for Mr. Nirut. Both of them had looked very suspicious, according to witnesses.

Pol.Col.Nopadol Wongnom, Pattaya superintendent, announced at a subsequent press briefing that police were conducting investigations into the background of the deceased and had so far found out that Mr.Nirut was notorious in Pattaya, where he been known as “Sia Rut Niran Grand”. He had been running many illegal businesses, including non-governmental loans, football and other gambling concerns. Recently, due to cash flow problems, he had apparently become involved in Yah Ice (Methamphetamine). He had no permanent residence and often travelled between Pattaya and Chantaburi.

Pol.Col.Pairat Suphasawas, Deputy Commander of Chonburi Province, said it was an awful case of blatant, brutal aggression. Police will conduct a full investigation of the incident. Although police had considered a dispute over gambling or loans to be reasonable motives for the murder, they thought a conflict over drugs, was the most likely reason for Mr. Nirut’s death. However, the suspects had been captured on CCTV footage and there is currently a hunt in process to bring them to justice.

Reporter : Jirrawat   Photo : Jirrawat   Category : Crime News

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