In the heart of Bangkok’s Chatuchak district, within the boundaries of a prestigious housing estate, was discovered the body of Vichit Chitvimarn, a 63-year-old distinguished diplomat. This chilling discovery made its way to the headlines earlier that day and sent shock waves through the local community.
The body of Mr. Chitvimarn, who had occupied a three-storey abode in the estate, was found in an unlikely place – the restroom on the second floor. Adding to the eerie scene, his body was concealed under a heap of empty moving boxes. According to the investigators, Mr. Chitvimarn endured a ruthless attack, as the forensic examination revealed three stab wounds on his chest.
The team tasked with probing the case has so far managed to gather 15 pieces of evidentiary material. Among these are the very moving boxes that were used to cover the body and weapons that possibly served as the murder tool. Furthermore, cops on the scene noticed something peculiar, the body had been moved post-mortem to its found location on the second floor.
Head Detective Atthaphon, without revealing too much about the ongoing investigation, has indicated the primary suspect is of foreign nationality. However, he chose to withhold further details about the suspect’s national identity or the method they used to gain access to the tightly secured estate.
Atthaphon unequivocally stated that while the suspect remains free in Thailand at present, the police force is gathering all necessary evidence in order for an arrest warrant to be issued. The killer will be brought to justice as swiftly as possible, he vowed.
Intriguingly, an anonymous source from within the housing estate mentioned that Mr. Chitvimarn had recently sought help from Myanmar laborers in the area to arrange furnishings in his house about a fortnight ago. His request to the workers further included a bi-weekly cleaning of his residence.
This newfound reliance on Myanmar workers in the estate has raised eyebrows among the other residents. They also pointed a finger of blame at the security personnel employed by the estate, accusing them of failing to keep workers’ identity documents while they were within the estate’s confines.
Adding another twist to the story, it was Mr. Chitvimarn’s own grandson who postulated that the perpetrator had fled Thailand. He made this claim upon arriving at the crime scene at 8pm, also divulging that his grandfather had only engaged male laborers as per his overseas wife’s instructions to abstain from employing females.
Before retirement, which came into effect on September 30, 2020, Mr. Chitvimarn had carved out an impressive career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His portfolio included distinguished roles such as deputy director-general of the Thailand International Cooperation Agency, consul-general postings in Kunming, China, and Osaka, Japan, and eventually, the ambassador to Denmark. His contribution to the country also extended to serving as an adviser for the National Intelligence Agency. A remarkable career ended by a yet undisclosed foreign individual, leaving the community in shock and grief.