Bangkok, Sep 25 (UNI) Suspecting it to be a contract killing, nearly a week after the bodies of a UK millionaire and his Thai wife have been found in northern Thailand, police said.
The bodies of Alan Hogg, and Nod Suddaen, both ageing 64, were discovered buried on their property in Phrae province.
Police said Hogg, who was from Edinburgh, was shot dead, while his wife was killed with a hammer, BBC News reported on Tuesday.
Three suspects have been held. They are alleged to have been hired to carry out the attack by Nod Suddaen’s brother.
He has now been arrested.
“The motive for the killings was a long-running internal family conflict, feuds and property,” local police commander Manas Kerdsukho told the AFP news agency.
The couple were reported missing last week.
The three alleged killers were arrested after police tracked down a vehicle said to have been taken from Hogg’s property.
They later admitted killing Hogg and his wife, police added.
The British embassy in Thailand has so far made no public comment on the issue.
Hogg moved to Thailand several years ago and had built a luxury villa in Phrae which included a swimming pool and a summer house, reports say.