About three weeks ago there was a shooting taking place in Srithanu village on the west coast of Koh Phangan Island. One drunken Thai guy lost his mind and shot another Thai guy in a restaurant near the market in Srithanu village.
Fortunately the police was able to catch the murder, but as often happened before, it did not come to a court hearing. Instead the people involved agreed to compensation. The family of the young boy killed received half a million baht. 150.000 baht of that amount went to the Royal Phangan Police Force for negotiating with the involved parties.
At least the family who lost their son can now buy their long awaited car. Such blood money can be quite useful I guess. Imaging if one of your closed one gets murdered you could finally buy what ever you had in your dreams. Just make sure that you don’t let them get away too cheap. And do not forget if a farang gets murdered you may not get any money, you have to be careful that you don’t have to pay to the murder instead.
However a cheap funeral on this island cost around 8’000 baht or if you do not want to spent that much money you can just throw the body into the sea (the fish and crabs do the rest for you).
Keep in mind that we are in the amazing Thailand, and everything is possible (like wonderland)