Law enforcement officers from the Kanchanaburi Provincial Police Station have detained a Pakistani man purportedly implicated in the horrific murder of German businessman Hans Peter Mack.
It is reported that he intended to depart for Myanmar on Wednesday, July 12. He was identified by a hotel staff member in the central Kanchanaburi province.
On Wednesday, the hotel’s proprietor alerted the police that the questionable Pakistani individual had registered at the establishment. The foreign individual bore a resemblance to the perpetrator’s image circulated by the police.
Upon reaching the hotel, officers came face-to-face with the fugitive, 27-year-old Sahruk Kareem Uddin, in one of the hotel suites.
Uddin, a Pakistani national with Thai citizenship, acknowledged being the individual on the arrest warrant but rejected any role in the homicide of the 62-year-old German property businessman.
Uddin was escorted by the officers to the police station for further examination. The suspect persisted in denying the charge and asked to see his legal counsel.
Uddin is scheduled to be transferred to the Hong Prue Police Station in Chon Buri, where the other two suspects are currently incarcerated.
Upon locating Mack’s dismembered body in the refrigerator of a rented residence in Pattaya, police officials extended their investigation, leading to three potential culprits.
The three suspects are 52-year-old Olaf Thorsten Brinkmann, 54-year-old Petra Christl Grundgreif, and 27-year-old Sahruk Kareem Uddin.
Grundgreif, the German female, turned herself in to authorities yesterday. Subsequently, officers apprehended the German male, Brinkmann, at an On Nut nightclub in Bangkok the following evening.
Despite both suspects rejecting the homicide charges, Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Thai Police, Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn, assured the community that there was sufficient proof to verify their participation in the deadly crime.