CHIANGRAI TIMES – Thai police have arrested a first-year university student for allegedly murdering a friend and setting fire to his room in order to cover up the crime.
According to police, 19-year-old Prasit Phanphala has confessed to allegedly attacking and killing Thossaphorn Liangjai, also 19, over a football bet when the duo met last Thursday at the victim’s room, located off Ngarmwongwan Soi 52.
The victim was a first-year student at Kasetsart University.
Prasit then allegedly set fire to the body and the rest of the room, which resulted in the fire spreading to the rest of the building. The suspect also faces theft charges for allegedly stealing the victim’s notebook computer.