A male loan shark was stabbed during an altercation with a debtor in Pattaya last night, April 15th.
The incident took place near the Rueangwilai apartment in Pattaya’s Banglamung district at 10 PM. Police officers and Sawang Boriboon rescuers were dispatched in response to a violent fight report and found a Thai man, 33-year-old Mr. Sarawut Kamsaiprom, lying in agony at the front of the apartment.
The man had suffered serious stab wounds to his left ribcage and had heavy bleeding. He was rushed to the nearest local hospital.
Pattaya authorities found a kitchen knife covered in blood at the scene and kept it as evidence. They then interviewed the suspect’s wife, Ms. Nasrikan Mustapa, 29, and learned that the suspect, Mr. Abdul Raqibkhan Weeto, 30, had fled from the scene on his bike.
According to the wife, the victim, Sarawut, was a loan shark. He came to collect a debt from her husband, Abdul, knocking on the door and reportedly shouting threats that he would bring his friends to beat her husband up and even shoot him to death if he did not repay his debt, the amount of which was not disclosed.
However, Mr. Abdul did not open the door, and the debt collector left. Sarawut then returned for the second time, knocked on the door again, and cursed loudly. Unable to endure it any longer, Mr. Abdul opened the door to face the loan shark. They started arguing and eventually started fighting, ending up with Mr. Abdul reportedly stabbing Sarawut in the ribcage in what Abdul’s wife said was self defense.
An unnamed eyewitness told The Pattaya News that he saw Mr. Abdul race away on a Honda Wave motorbike. Pattaya Police are reviewing CCTV footage to track down the suspect.