Body found in bag likely to be of Indian

Bangkok: A body believed to be of an Indian man with multiple wounds all over it has been found in a stuffed suitcase floating in a canal here in the Thai capital.

The body was spotted on Sunday in a canal near Samran Rat intersection after a worker at an ice factory found a bag containing what looked human remains with a head and shoulders protruding, police said.

Bangkok Post quoting a source close to the investigation said several items found in the bag indicated the man could be an Indian national. However, Indian Embassy sources said that the identity and nationality of the victim had not yet been confirmed. Bangkok police chief Sanit Mahathaworn said an initial examination by police indicated that the man had been murdered at least three days ago.