The chief of immigration police in the neighboring province of Sa Kaeo, Pol Com Roong Thongmon, stated that the immigration police of Cambodia think that the man’s death was caused by Thai nationals.
He claimed to have heard from the Poi Pet police that locals had found the bag on Tuesday morning close to the Koup Thom hamlet, which is about 30 kilometers from the Thai border. They informed the Poi Pet Police about it.
According to what the villagers informed the police, two or three Thai-speaking males delivered the bag on a motor tricycle and tossed it into the well.
Witnesses claimed to have discovered a man’s body inside the bag without any identification papers. Poi Pet police then transported the body to Poi Pet Hospital.
On Wednesday, Pol Col Roong and the district police head of Khlong Luek, Pol Col Pattanachai Pamornpiboon, crossed the border to inspect the body. Following an inquiry, it was determined that the deceased was a 31-year-old Thai male from Chiang Saen district in Chiang Rai named Padungkiat.
The man was an employee at a Poi Pet casino.
When police in Chiang Rai got in touch with the man’s family on Thursday, they promised to visit Poi Pet on Friday.
But later, Thai police received word from their Cambodian counterparts that the body would be burned on Thursday at 5 p.m. in a temple in Poi Pet, with the remains being picked up and delivered to his family. Families concurred.
PHOTO ..Cambodian authorities inspect the body of a man found dumped in a well in a rice field near Poi Pet, a Cambodian border town across from Sa Kaeo. Thai officials later determined the dead man was a Thai from Chiang Rai. (Facebook photo)