Just found that bit of information via the Google News Alert system and thought it’s worth posting here. The original article was published on the Bangkok Post website 30th March 2008 but can no longer be found online as they always remove their content pretty quick. So Google cache is our best friend 😉
A Thai man suspected of killing an Indian tourist during a full moon party on Koh Phangan in Surat Thani turned himself in to police yesterday. Thani Rakkapao, 24, a Surat Thani native, confessed to stabbing to death Chetan Dadhwal, 24, on March 22, police said.
According to police, Mr Thani said that about 2am that morning he was partying along with several other people when a fight broke out. He said a man smashed a beer bottle in his face and tried to stab him with the broken bottle.
He stabbed the person with his knife and left the scene, police reported Mr Thani as saying.
The suspect turned himself in after learning that the man he had stabbed was an Indian tourist, police said, adding that they had charged Mr Thani with unintentional murder.
Meanwhile, in Phuket, Deputy Governor Worapot Ratthasima said authorities planned to improve safety on the island by installing more than 200 surveillance cameras by the end of the year.
Phuket island has 48 surveillance cameras in public spots.
Phuket Tourism police inspector Pol Maj Sathaporn Sanguansuk said his team would step up security over the upcoming Songkran festival with support from both local and international volunteers and local administrative bodies.