Thai man, 62, arrested at Bangkok railway station for reportedly shooting his longtime rival, 52, over being glared at

Bangkok –

Train passenger Vasan Jitarom was wounded by a gunshot this morning by his alleged longtime rival after they were reportedly intensely glaring at one another.

Police from the Lad Krabung police station were alerted of a gunshot incident at Lat Krabang Railway Station in Bangkok around 8:00 AM today. They arrived at the scene and discovered a 52-year-old man who was shot on his left thigh.

Medical officers from the Ruamkatanyu Foundation then provided first aid assistance before delivering him to a local hospital. Meanwhile, the police began questioning local onlookers and eventually captured the alleged shooter in front of the train station.

Alleged shooter Mana Manwaja, 62, was found with .38 caliber and a knife and later taken to Noppawong railway police station for interrogation and for legal proceedings.

According to close witnesses, both Vasan and Mana were living nearby the railway station and had previously been in several conflicts triggered by reportedly glaring at each other and staring each other down.

The Thai men had reportedly been in physical fights twice before Mana had allegedly waited and prepared to attack Vasan this morning as he would be arriving at the scene and regularly waiting for the train on his daily routine.

There have been no reports on whether he reportedly confessed to his action yet.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.