Police in Chiang Rai have launched a manhunt for the killers of a seven-year-old boy who had gone missing since last Saturday. The body of 7 year-old Thanachot Pangruean was found in a banana plantation on Sunday, approximately two kilometres from his home.
The young boys body was covered in wounds, and Wiang Chiang Rung police found a hoe and two large pieces of wood nearby.
Thanachot’s uncle said he had last seen the child playing with his friends before he went missing. Police have also found children’s footprints walking from an area where the young boys body was found.
Initial interrogation of the boy’s friends has not revealed much because each child’s testimony of what happened was different.
Chiang Rai’s Wiang Chiang Rung police have also interviewed and taken DNA samples from relatives and villagers who had any contact with the young boy. Meanwhile the body of the young boy was net to Wiang Chiang Rung Hospital for a postmortem examination before being release to his family. The police investigation continues.