A Thai man was arrested for allegedly shooting to death an Italian on suspicions the victim had affair with his mistress, police said.
Khon Kaen police commissioner Pol Maj Gen Phutthipong Musikul said on Monday that Suchin Oomket, 45, was arrested for allegedly murdering Mario Ferrri, 58, on Soi Ban Hao Chao in Moo 6 village of tambon Nong Ko in Kranuan district on Sunday evening.
According to the commissioner, the suspect who was married and had his family elsewhere had relations with Sumitra Sripromma, 32, for over a year. He had bought a Honda motorcycle for the woman.
Later he learned Ms Sumitra developed relations with a foreign man. When he lost contact with the woman he gathered information and finally followed her to Soi Ban Hao Chao where she stayed with the Italian man at a resort hotel.
On Sunday evening the suspect saw the foreigner riding a motorcycle out of the hotel. It was the same motorcycle he had bought for the woman. He drove after the foreigner and shot him dead.
After the shooting, the suspect fled to Huai Mek district of Kalasin but after being pressured, he surrendered. Police found the suspect’s pistol in a forest in Huai Mek.
Pol Maj Gen Phutthipong said the suspect confessed to the murder.