Tragic end to British Sikh family’s trip to Phuket

Norwegian tourist charged for killing 34 year-old Sikh who went on a vacation with his wife and toddler, reports local newspaper

Norwegian tourist Roger Bullman (right), 53, arrives at Karon Police Station to answer questions after the deadly fight early yesterday morning (Aug 21). Photo: Tourist Assistance Centre (TAC) / The Phuket News
By Asia Samachar Team | THAILAND |

A British Sikh and his family’s trip to the Phuket island ended tragically when he was killed allegedly in a scuffle with a Norwegian tourist.

The early morning incident yesterday (21 Aug 2019) was believed to have been triggered by the noisy Norwegian tourist, according to a report in The Phuket News.

The newspaper reported that the Norwegian tourist was charged today (22 Aug) with killing a British man after the two were fighting over the Norwegian causing too much noise in his hotel room at 4am at a resort on Phuket’s west coast.

British national Amitpal Singh Bajaj, 34, came to Phuket on holiday with his wife, who is a Singaporean national, and their one-year-and-eight-month-old baby boy, also a Singaporean national, Maj Ekkachai Siri of the Phuket Tourist Police told The Phuket News.

The Norwegian was identified as 53-year-old Roger Bullman, the newspaper reported.

In another report, CNA quoted Police Major Techin Deethongon from Karon police station as saying that the incident was sparked by Bullman’s singing on the balcony at about 1am to 2am and he was confronted by the British man.

“The husband came out to complain about the loud noise because the couple has a young child. They then started wrangling. Later, the Norwegian national kicked open the wooden door on the balcony separating their rooms and they fought,” it quoted Maj Deethongon.

[The story has been edited with a few paragraphs from the original version removed, and CNA version added]


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