Four 23-year-old men were arrested early Tuesday morning for the alleged gang rape and murder of a 24-year-old waitress in Sara Buri’s Nong Khae district in August.
Police initially thought the woman had committed suicide after she was found hanging from a door in her boyfriend’s house.
But police arrested the four suspects at about 12.30am after a court issued arrest warrants.
They are Santi Thipamon, Nanthaporn Boonmak, a school director’s son, Apipat Apinyakul, a Nong Khae-based police senior sergeant major’s son, and engineering student Supakorn Sopa.
It has been reported that the men – one of whom was the victim’s boyfriend – have confessed to the crime and will be brought to re-enact it at the crime scene this afternoon.
The men have been charged with gang rape, murder and concealing the cause of a death.
Their arrests were based on DNA and autopsy results, with police alleging the suspects attempted to mislead authorities into thinking the victim hanged herself.
The victim’s parents, who live in Uthai Thani province, filed a complaint with deputy police commissioner General Srivara Ransibrahmanakul at police headquarters in Bangkok on Monday.
They claimed that there are suspicious elements about the case and the suspects are linked to influential figures.
Srivara went to Nong Khae on Tuesday to check on the investigation’s progress.- The Nation
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