Thai man killed in row over smell of instant noodles

Somchai Klinhom, 47, was stabbed to death at his townhouse in the Maneemart housing estate in Bangkok.
Somchai Klinhom, 47, was stabbed to death at his townhouse in the Maneemart housing estate in Bangkok. PHOTO: THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

BANGKOK • One man was killed and three others injured in a fight between neighbours over the smell of boiled instant noodles, Thai police said.

Mr Somchai Klinhom, 47, was stabbed to death last Friday at his townhouse in the Maneemart housing estate in Bangkok's Khan Nayao district, according to police.

Mr Somchai's next-door neighbours - two men and a woman - were injured and rushed to hospital.

Police found a blood-soaked knife, a baseball bat and a wooden stick at the scene.

Mr Somchai and his neighbours often quarrelled. Their dispute began last Thursday when Mr Somchai's younger brother cooked instant noodles, which the neighbours objected to, saying they found the smell offensive.

The dispute led to the two sides going to the Khan Nayao Police Station for mediation.

The next day, Mr Somchai again quarrelled with his neighbours. This time, he shouted at the mother of his neighbours, which prompted the three to charge into his house and beat him up. He died in front of his house.

THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 10, 2017, with the headline 'Thai man killed in row over smell of instant noodles'. Print Edition | Subscribe