Interpol has issued a red alert for Roger Bullman, the Norwegian wanted for allegedly killing British national Amitpal Singh Bajaj, at a resort in Karon in August. Pol Captain Taecsin Deethong-on of Karon Police Station says the alert was issued following a request from Thai police.
Bajaj was on holiday with his wife and child and got into a violent altercation with Bullman, who was staying in the room next door. It’s understood the Norwegian was drunk and making a lot of noise in the early hours of the morning and had already been visited twice by hotel security.
Police said that in the course of the fight, Bullman, a bodyguard from Oslo and a martial arts expert, allegedly held Bajaj in a chokehold and continued to throw punches at him until Bajaj became unconscious. Bajaj was taken to a local hospital where he was declared dead. Conflicting reports state that Bullman broke into the room of Bajaj and attacked him in front of his wife and child after complaining about the noise. However, Bullman stated that Bajaj entered his room first which the family of Bajaj has denied.
Thai police say it’s too early to say if Bullman has managed to flee Thailand, adding that reports he has travelled to Vietnam have not been confirmed.
The police have been criticised from sources close to the victim’s family for releasing Bullman a few hours after the alleged crime, on a bail guarantee of 200,000 baht.
Source: The Nation.