Guitarist Stabbed to Death in Street After Gig

Manus Leerungreung had just finished gig at pub

Police inspect the scene on Bangkok’s Sathu Pradit Road where Manus Leerungreung was stabbed to death early Thursday morning.

BANGKOK — A musician’s body was discovered with more than a dozen stab wounds early this morning, and police suspect he was a victim of jealous rage.

Manus Leerungreung, 23, was found dead next to his motorcycle at 12:30am on Thursday near Soi Sathu Pradit 31, not far from CentralPlaza Rama III mall. He had been stabbed 17 times. Witnesses told police Manus had been stopped by two strangers wearing helmets on another motorcycle. The unidentified passenger riding on the back got off the bike and attacked Manus with a knife.

“Preliminarily, we suspect jealousy is behind the motive,” said police Capt. Sarayuth Santad from Bang Pong Pang police station.

Weerasak Janpha, 24, told reporters that Manus, his friend, was a musician at his pub and restaurant. While playing guitar Wednesday night, two women bought him a beer. They later spoke with him after the show before leaving by taxi.

Weerasak said he did not think Manus knew the women.

Manus’ body was taken for further examination. Police said they are investigating to find his murderers.