Stories from the Thai Press – 03

72 Year-Old Monk Stabbed to Death by 22 Year-Old Lover!
(This is my own translation from today’s Thai Raj newspaper)

Miss Daeng, a former temple-cleaning girl suffering from AIDS has confessed to killing Phra Suthep Ketsaro of Bang Sa Kae Nai temple, Thonburi – and thieving the grand amount of 2,800 Baht.

After police investigation, it was found that on the day of the murder, Miss Daeng had been to visit the monk in order to ask him for 300 baht to buy a blanket for her one month-old baby.

On arriving at the temple, the monk who was sweeping at the time, told her to go see him at his ‘kuti’ and engage in a sexual favour. The elderly monk on being unable to peform on the day; even though he had attempted diligently for an hour, turned around and offered her just 200 baht!

A heated argument flared after Miss Daeng threatened to spread news of the naughty monk’s extra-curricular activities to the ears of all the local people. Unsatisfied with such slanderous rantings, Phra Suthep reached for a knife and threatened Miss Daeng to keep her mouth closed.

Unfortunately for the old monk the knife slipped out off his grasp; Miss Daeng picked it up and stabbed her lover to death before doing a runner with all his savings, 2,800 Baht.

After confessing to the murder, Miss Daeng was given permission to return to the temple and pay her final respects to the deceased monk (see photo above)

As to who the actual father of her child was – Miss Daeng reportedly admitted that she just didn’t know.

Miss Daeng it was found, was a previous bar-girl, drug addict, turned garbage collector, who admitted to having sexual affairs with several of the temple’s monks.

She is currently under heavy police protection after disciples of the monk, have vowed ‘a bloody revenge’

**ADDED NOTE AS OF 19 JAN: The monk authorities of Bangkok have ordered all the monks of Bang Sa Kae Nai Temple to be tested immediately for HIV/AIDS.


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