Ustaz slain in Yala

An ustaz, an Islamic religious teacher, was shot dead in a rubber plantation in Yaha district of Yala province on Tuesday morning, police said.

Pol Lt Pratya Hethak, an investigator at Yaha police station, said Arong Maming, 56, a teacher of the Tadika school at Sisenai village in tambon Baro, was shot while tapping latex.

He was hit four times, in the head and body.

Villagers told police they heard the shots and rushed to the scene, only to see Arong lying dead in a pool of blood.

Police were investigating.

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