Kidnapped Chinese College Student Found Dead in Nonthaburi Province, Suspects Flee Thailand

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A female college student of Chinese nationality was found dead inside a sack, after she had been kidnapped by three Chinese kidnappers. Thai police believed the suspects have already fled Thailand on a flight to Chengdu, China.

The body of 22-year-old Jin Chin, a third-year female music student at Bangkok Thonburi University, was discovered stuffed inside a sack in a ditch beside a banana plantation by locals in Nonthaburi province on Saturday, April 1st.

Jin Chin suffered five stab wounds on the left side of her chest and a large wound on her right shoulder. Police also found her with a towel fastened around her neck.

After the discovery, Thai police began investigating the case and quickly learned that Jin Chin was reportedly kidnapped by three Chinese men named Su Pengfei, Chen Sagaing and Su Xiangfei, who have already absconded Thailand on a flight to Chengdu, China. Two of the suspects are seen in the cover photo of this article.

Police said Jin Chin was abducted near her campus on Wednesday, March 29th, between 5 PM and 7 PM. The three suspects then tried to demand a 500,000-yuan ransom or about 2.5 million baht from her music teacher father in China, but her father did not give them the money, thinking it was a prank.

The father later contacted Bangkok Thonburi University and had the college file a police report for him once he learned that his daughter had really disappeared.

One CCTV camera captured the victim getting into a Mazda sedan that the suspects had rented. Police believed the abductors had been following Jin Chin on social media for a while and had one of them pretend to build a relationship with her. The three then followed her to Thailand where she came to study music. She was reportedly targeted as her father is well-known in China and wealthy.

Police said the kidnappers might have murdered the victim because they failed to acquire a ransom. The three men left Thailand on March 30th, and Thai police are coordinating with Chinese authorities to put out warrants against the suspects.

This has not been the first case of recent ransom and kidnapping in Thailand between Chinese nationals lately. Here are a couple of examples in Pattaya recently:

In the middle of March 2023, a Chinese woman was abducted in broad daylight in Pattaya by former Chinese business partners in an attempt to get a ransom from her husband. The suspects were later arrested, with some fleeing.

Late last year, 2022, a Chinese man was kidnapped from Walking Street by other Chinese men and had a finger cut off as part of a ransom attempt. The suspects were later arrested and found to have been involved with illicit businesses with the victim.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Tanakorn Panyadee
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