Suspected arsonist of Tesco Lotus released on the quiet – flies to Chiang Mai to enter monkhood
Sources have told the Thai press that the man accused of the arson attack at Tesco Lotus in Nakorn Sri Thammarat last Friday has been released quietly.
No announcement was made as plain clothes officers escorted Sakkarin Khrihat, 32, to the airport where he boarded a flight to Don Muang in Bangkok. The trusted sources said that police even paid for the flight.
Sakkarin then transferred to a Chiang Mai flight and was believed to be headed for his hometown in the Sankamphaeng district of the northern city. He was expected to enter the monkhood for seven days for what the Thai press said was “atonement”.
No charges were laid against Sakkarin at all, the sources noted.
Meanwhile, police in Nakorn Sri Thammarat with help from other regions are stepping up their hunt for the people they believe are the arsonists.