A farmer has sustained serious injuries from gunshots and three methamphetamine pills were found at his small hut located on a salt field in the Panat Nikhom district.
The Panat Nikhom Police was notified of the incident on Sunday afternoon (February 6th) at a salt field in Baan Nerngo in the Naruek sub-district.
Police, press, and first responders arrived at the hut in the salt field to find Mr. Wissanu Banditjeen, 41, who had sustained severe injuries from multiple bullet wounds and was bleeding heavily. He was rushed to a local hospital for urgent medical assistance.
Three methamphetamine pills and five bullet cartridges were found in the hut, which is owned and occupied by Wissanu.
Boonchuay Khaewpom, 50, who identified himself as a close friend of the injured man and lives nearby, told police, “I was walking along the salt field and saw my friend’s (Wissanu) motorbike parked nearby so decided to visit him to hang out. I found him bleeding heavily and immediately called police and rescue services.”
Mr. Rae Banditjeen, 72, the father of the injured party who arrived after being called by first responders, told police, “My son is a farmer and he lives in the hut alone. I have no idea if he has any enemies but he has always kept to himself other than a few friends like Bonchuay and has never been in any serious trouble to my knowledge.”
At this stage, police believe that the injured might have been involved with illegal drug dealing. However, they are continuing their investigation and plan to interview Wissanu when he recovers from his injuries. The location where the incident took place was rural and has no CCTV equipment in the area.