'Gambler' Found Dead Near Thai-Cambodia Border

(5 January) The body of a suspected Thai gambler has been found in a creek near Thai-Cambodia border in Sa Kaeo province.


The body was later identified as Mr. Sitthichai Lueangchoo-kiat, a 67-year-old resident of Phra Khanong District, Bangkok.
Post mortem investigation revealed that Mr. Sitthichai had been brutally beaten before his death, police said. Immigration Police in the province said there is no record that Mr. Sitthichai has crossed into Cambodia.
Pol.Lt.Col. Gosala Ngamphong said Mr. Sitthichai might have illegally entered Cambodia to gamble, as the area is known to be a secret passageway for Thai gamblers headed for Cambodian gambling den.
The officer suspected that he was later assaulted and killed by individuals at the casino, who later dumped the body into the creek.
The investigation is ongoing.

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