A tragic incident unfolded on Tuesday afternoon in the Thanyaburi district of Pathum Thani when a woman who had recently purchased a house from a bank was shot dead by the enraged previous owner, who had refused to move out. The shocking event took place at a housing estate on Thanyaburi’s Khlong 11 in tambon Bueng Namrak.
When police received the distressing call around 3 pm, they quickly arrived at the horrific scene where the woman, identified primarily as Kamolporn, was lying lifeless on the road just outside the house. Legal authorities promptly surrounded the residence, where the 65-year-old former owner who carried out the ambush had retreated. A tense negotiation to get the assailant to surrender ensued.
The former owner, known simply as Decha, was in possession of the house until it was confiscated by the bank and then put up for sale. Kamolporn, the unfortunate victim, became the new owner through the Legal Execution Department. It was when she approached Decha to discuss him vacating the property that the disgruntled former occupant retaliated violently, firing a lethal shot that took Kamolporn’s life in a flash.
As the incident continued to unfold, local TV stations reported a gunshot emanating from the house around 5:17 pm as police special operations teams secured the perimeter. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
This alarming turn of events has left the local community in shock and dismay. As the standoff between the man and the police goes on and the investigation continues, the unfortunate loss of a life due to a housing dispute serves as a chilling reminder of the tragic consequences that can arise from such heated altercations.
The situation has not only left the victim’s family and friends in immense grief but has also highlighted the challenges faced by law enforcement when grappling with such dangerous cases involving volatile individuals. As the community tries to come to terms with the grim reality, it is essential to reflect on the importance of conflict resolution and bringing about a sense of understanding in such high-stakes situations.