Man Arrested for Murdering Love Rival and Burning the Body

 | Tue 29 Apr 2014 10:48 ICT

CityNews – At 8 a.m. on April 28th Police from the Nawhai Police station, Chiang Mai, arrested Winai Loimek (33) for allegedly murdering a love rival. At the time of the arrest Winai was in possession of an AK-47 rifle.

Police received a report on 24th April that a partly burned dead body was found behind a white Isuzu truck at Arunothai village, Amphur Chiang Dao. The body was identified as Nawin Ruenpan (32) of Tambon Sansai, Chiang Mai. Nawin’s parents told the police that their son had driven the truck out one day but had not returned.

Police spoke to witnesses and it was revealed that Nawin had earlier had confrontations with two men who accused him of stealing one of the men’s girlfriends. When police discovered the vehicle registration of the car the two men had driven they found it belonged to Winai.

The police arrested Winai and he confessed that he and a Mr. Jaosa, his friend, had tried to negotiate with Nawin but a confrontation had occurred. As a result Jaosa allegedly shot and killed Nawin. It’s thought there were four people involved in the burning of the body. The police will continue to investigate.