Temple tragedy: Drug-addict murders elderly monk in Isaan province

A drug addict murdered a 71 12 months old Buddhist monk at a temple within the Isaan province of Udon Thani. The assassin allegedly stated he felt no remorse for his actions because he acted in self-defence.
Officers from Kumphawapi Police Station arrested the assassin, 34 yr outdated Wuttichai Mongkhonsaen, for the homicide of the 71 yr old monk named Dao Kotewongthong.
According to the police, Wuttichai beat the monk with a wood stick at Si Tart Temple on Wednesday, June 21. The monk sustained a damaged left arm and suffered a extreme head wound. The monk was rushed to a hospital and later succumbed to his accidents that evening.
Wuttichai was arrested yesterday at his home and tested positive for medication. Wuttichai allegedly admitted to his criminal motion but mentioned that he did not feel sorry for the death of the monk. He said the assault was self-defence as a result of the monk tried to harm him.
According to Wuttichai’s confession, he went to the temple to steal the bamboo shoots which have been grown by the lifeless monk. He went to choose 4 bamboo shoots to promote to his neighbours for 30 baht so he could purchase some Yaba (methamphetamine) pills however the monk stopped him. This made him indignant so hit the monk with a wooden stick twice, as soon as to the arm and head. Wuttichai expressed his anger that the monk let different locals take the bamboo but stopped him.
Wuttichai also admitted that he took two Yaba tablets before murdering the monk.
The monk’s son, Thongsook Kotewongthong, expressed his anger in opposition to the assassin. He said…
“My father was elderly, and you took the life of an aged particular person. Do you’ve a heart? You usually are not human. You are a beast. I would never forgive you. I imagine that even a nasty particular person nonetheless has a consciousness that children, aged people, women, and particularly monks are the exception.”
Thongsook added that his father was kind and in monkhood for over 20 years. Strange revealed his disappointment at Chaiwut’s household, who had neither visited nor supplied an apology. He insisted on pursuing the legal process against the perpetrator to its fullest extent..

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