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Two policemen were shot dead and a third was fatally shot at Pluak Daeng district police station in Rayong province Monday afternoon.
The incident took place at about 3 pm when Pol Snr Sgt-Maj Chinkrit Putthiprapat walked into the office of Pol Col Somchai Sunthornvanich, the superintendent, and fire one shot into his neck with his 9mm pistol, killing him on his chair. Then he turned his pistol on Pol Lt Banyat Somha who was in the office and fired two shots into his head and the back of his neck.
Pol Snr Sgt-Maj Chinkrit fired more shots into his boss’s office and the station as he rushed down from the second floor to the ground floor towards a pick-up truck in his escape bid.
The other policemen in the station then returned fire killing Chinkrit beside the truck.
An informed police source said the tragic incident stemmed from an order by Pol Col Somchai to set up a fact-finding committee to investigate Chinkrit following a complaint from a Lao woman detained at the station that she was raped by Chinkrit.
Latest report said that Pol Lt Banyat who was seriously shot died from the bullet wounds at the hospital.