Man slain in Pattani

A man was shot dead while travelling on a motorcycle on a road along an irrigation canal in tambon Ban Klang of Pattani's Panare district on Sunday morning, police said.

Police investigators believe Nopporn Wannasen, 43, a villager of Village No.4 in tambon Khok Krabue, was looking for a location to lay a fish trap in the canal and was followed by a man on another motorcycle. The man opened fire at him with a pistol before speeding away.

Nopporn was hit many times and died instantly.

Police have still to establish the motive for the killing.

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