Man Murdered with Pickaxe at Building Site – body of another man found close by, police believe murder/suicide

 | Tue 2 Jul 2013 09:48 ICT

CityNews – On 29th June, it’s believed a male worker in Saraphee beat his employer to death using a pickaxe.

Screenshot taken from CM108’s YouTube Channel

It was reported by cm108 (WARNING: link contains graphic pictures) that at 6:30 p.m., the police arrived at the scene of a construction site in Wat Pak Kong in Saraphee district. They found the body of Teerayuth Fongsai, 58, with a pickaxe stuck in his back. He had been struck twice on the head and once on the back. In a toilet a couple of yards away from the murder scene, the police found the body of an unknown man who they believe was the murderer. An initial report states that he had committed suicide by drinking toilet cleaner.

The police believe the men had gotten into an argument but at the moment the motive is unclear. The employer, Teerayuth, often picked up seven workers in Chiang Mai city to work for him on his construction site. 

Another employee told police that on 29th June the man was not seen at work. When Teerayuth arrived at the site, he was approached from behind and hit in the head with a pickaxe. He added that after killing his boss, the employee rushed to the toilet and drank toilet cleaner.