Doctors who conducted a post mortem examination on the body of former Phuket and Phang-nga land official Thawatchai Anukul have found traces showing that he did not commit suicide but someone might have made him die.
The above statement was made by Pol Col Mana Pohchuey, superintendent of Thung Song Hong police who is in charge of investigating the case. However he declined to say the victim was murdered.
He explained that since the report of the post mortem examination was not a criminal case file and, therefore, no charges were made at this stage.
The terminology used may not sound familiar but it derived from evidence, testimonies from individuals and forensic witnesses, said Pol Col Mana, adding that there are enough evidence to indicate that Mr Thawatchai's death was caused by somebody else.
We do not use the word murder or manslaughter at this stage because that will be part of the case file, said the superintendent.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)