26 Jul '18, 3am

Orchard owner shoots dead alleged durian thief in tree

Orchard owner shoots dead alleged durian thief in tree

Forensic officials examine the area of the durian orchard where Sukhon Sutthirak, the 56-year-old owner, shot dead a man allegedly stealing his fruit on Wednesday night in Surat Thani's Kanchanadit district. (Photo:Supapong Chaolan) - + SURAT THANI: A man was shot dead by a durian grower while allegedly stealing the pricey fruit from his orchard on Wednesday night. The shooting occurred around 10.40pm at a two-rai durian orchard that belongs to Sukhon Sutthirak, 56, in tambon Kradae in Kanchanadit district. Police were called to the scene by the orchard owner. They found an unidentified man lying dead under a durian tree. He had a gunshot wound in the forehead, police said. Mr Sukhon told police that many of his durians had been stolen over the past several days. On Wednesday night he heard the thud of durians falling down to the ground and rushed out of his house to the o...

Full article: https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/crime/1510422/orchard-ow...

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