Police have job on their hands

Professional slaying of family in Krabi suggests some influential people might have been behind attack, which could pose a challenge for investigators

Victims of the home invasion massacre last Monday included three children among eight members of the family of an influential phuyaiban. (Photo courtesy Ao Luk district Rescue Centre)

Following the dreadful massacre of a family in Krabi's Ao Luk district last Monday, national police chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda has responded with some quick and sound decisions. He has assigned "first-class" investigators to handle the probe into the killing, which left eight people dead and three seriously injured. He even flew to the province himself a day after the incident to lead the investigation.

While his decisive action might serve to boost morale among police officers, it also indicates how seriously the massacre is being taken. It is one of the most dreadful murder cases that has happened in Thailand in recent years.

Up to seven suspects are believed to be involved in the grisly murder case.

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