Overview of the Incident
A shocking incident occurred at the residence of an influential kamnan (tambon chief) in Nakhon Pathom on Wednesday night. A shooting took place during a dinner party, resulting in the death of a highway police officer and injury to another. The house belonged to Praween Chankhlai, 35, the kamnan of tambon Takong in Muang district, Nakhon Pathom province.
Official Involved in the Case
The Corrections Department has taken swift action in response to the incident. Sithi Sutheewong, the department’s director-general, identified the official involved as Thitinan Intonwong, who had been assigned to work at the Ratchaburi Central Prison. Contrary to earlier reports, Thitinan was not working at the Khao Bin Prison.
Arrest and Allegations
Thitinan has been arrested by the police, who allege that he was the individual who removed a server from the closed-circuit television camera at Praween Chankhlai’s residence following the deadly shooting. It is believed that Thitinan then disposed of the server in water to help cover up the crime.
Corrections Department’s Response
Sithi Sutheewong, the director-general of the Corrections Department, has taken decisive action concerning Thitinan’s involvement in the case. He has requested written confirmation from the police regarding Thitinan’s arrest and detention. Additionally, a committee has been established to conduct a serious disciplinary investigation of Thitinan.
Pending the outcome of the investigation, Thitinan has been dismissed from government service, and his employment contract has been revoked. The director-general has made it clear that he will not intervene to protect Thitinan from any criminal action taken against him by the police.
As the investigation into the Nakhon Pathom shooting continues, the Corrections Department remains committed to upholding justice and ensuring that all parties involved are held accountable. Further details will emerge as the case progresses, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.
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