6 June 2024

The Thai Interpol branch will seek the issuance of a Red Notice, asking law enforcement agencies worldwide to locate and arrest three Chinese men wanted in Thailand for allegedly abducting and murdering a Chinese student in Nonthaburi last week.

Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittipraphat, the national police chief, said that he has instructed one of his deputies, Pol Gen Surachate Hakparn, to approach the Chinese Embassy in Thailand for help in finding the suspects for extradition to Thailand to stand trial.

The suspects, who have been identified by the Thai police, fled to Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province on March 30th, one day after they allegedly murdered their hostage, 22-year old Jin Can, after her father in China refused to pay them the 500,000 yuan (~ 2.5 million baht) in ransom.

The police chief said officers handing the case are looking for more evidence to support their case.

Thai police believe the victim knew one of the three suspects, as the man had courted her when they were both in China. The victim flew into Thailand in early March to continue her music studies at Bangkok Thonburi University, after having studied online for two years from China. The man followed her to Bangkok, with two accomplices, allegedly planning to abduct her for a ransom from her wealthy father.