Dental official shot dead in hospital’s lodging in Chumphon

A female official working at a dental unit of Tambon Salui hospital in Tha Sae district of Chumphon who was due to get married on Christmas Eve was shot dead in the hospital’s lodging Monday night (Dec 18) by an unknown gunman.

Nontiya Krowjatturat, 25, was found dead with gun shot wound to her chest inside the hospital’s staff accommodation this morning (Dec 19).

Tambon Salui hospital officials told police that they heard a thud which sounded like a firecracker shortly after midnight from the direction of the victim’s lodging, but did not pay any special attention to it.

Some co-workers became suspicious when the victim did not show up for work in the morning and went to the lodging to find out.  They found the door of the lodging locked from inside, but there were traces of the window being burgled.

One of them peeped through a gap in the window and saw a pool of blood on the floor.  Then they helped break the door open and found the victim lying dead.

The victim’s mother, Mrs Somsorn, said her daughter was scheduled to get married on Dec 24 and she was totally in the dark about the motive of her murder.