The royally-sponsored cremation ceremony has been held for Pol. Maj. Siwakorn Saibua, highway inspector, shot dead by a gunman at a house of local administrator In Nakhon Pathom.
The ceremony was presided over by Pol. Gen. Torsak Sukvimol, who led police officials in placing sandalwood flowers in front of the coffin.
Pol. Maj. Sivakorn began his police service when he served as an investigative inspector at Samsen Police Station before transferring to become an investigative inspector, Division 1, Crime Suppression Division.
He was known as an honest and skilled police officer, trusted by Pol. Lt. Gen. Jirabhop Bhuridej, commander of the Central Investigation Bureau.
Inspector Sivakorn was sent to solve the problem of truck bribery stickers in the area of Highway Police Sub-division 2 before being shot dead at the dinner party in the house of the sub-district chief or influential Kamnan Nok following an arguement over a promotion.
The gunman, a henchman of Kamnan Nok was killed in a gunfight with the police. Kamnan Nok has been in police custody as the investigation is underway to collect evidence. (TNA)
Source: Thai News Agency