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A one on one fight broke out in Soi Yen Sabai, Pattaya, after a 45 year old Thai man saw an Omani national talking to his girlfriend.
The Thai man, named as Ratchawee Chomsawek, reportedly confronted his girlfriend Orawan, 34, who then left the scene around 1.30 am. She had told him that the Omani man she was talking to was just an acquaintance but he was drunk and wouldn’t listen.
When she returned later she found Ratchawee face down in the street with blood coming from his mouth.
Medics were called and Ratchawee was given CPR before he was taken to Muang Pattaya Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Ruk Siam News said he likely died from a broken neck after fighting with an Omani national called Muneer.
Muneer was arrested in Room 54 on the fifth floor of Sara Room outside which the fight had occurred.
He said that the Thai man had grabbed him by the neck and pushed him and a fight ensued.
Both Sanook and Ruk Siam News described the fight as a “boxing match” using feet.
Pol Lt-Col Natthawat Ploenchit of the Pattaya Police investigating hopes that CCTV will clarify what happened.
Muneer is in custody and helping the police with their inquiries.