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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Conflict Between Two Village Leaders Ends in Gun Death in Kalasin

The victim claimed the village headman had killed others without consequence.

When: January 18th, 2021

Where: Yang Talat district, Kalasin province

Perpetrator: Mr. Khom Thuan Plungchari, 56, village headman

Victim: Mr. Sukon Thumwan, 51, former assistant village headman

What: On January 18th, 2021, police in Kalasin responded to reports of gunshots in a village in the Yang Talat district of Kalasin province. They found Mr. Sukon Thumwan, 51, the former assistant village headman shot dead at the scene.

The perpetrator, Mr. Khom Thuan Plungchari, 56, and current village headman, was hit in the head with a garden hoe by Mr. Thumwan. Mr. Plungchari then shot Mr. Thumwan dead.

Officers found a note pinned to the wall of Mr. Thumwan’s home. It stated that Mr. Plungchari, the village headman, was angry at police for not arresting Mr. Plungchari for illegal gun possession charges and for murder charges, which were unspecified.

Mr. Thumwan decided to take matters in his own hands and hit Mr. Plungchari over the head with the garden tool. Mr. Plungchari shot the victim 3 times with a 9mm.

Mr. Plungchari is currently in the hospital with head injuries. He received 30 stitches from the attack.

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My take: Yet another story where a citizen decides to take up vigilante justice when the justice system doesn’t act.

One way or another, justice is served. Unfortunately in this case, the person who thought he’d be serving it ended up dead.

I will be very curious to read updates on the supposed charges that the village headman was suspected of — gun charges and murder charges, and what will come of this killing, which appears to have been in self defense.

Source: https://www.dailynews.co.th/crime/819799

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