Bangkok blast suspect caught on CCTV: Who is the man in yellow shirt?
In connection with the deadly bombing at a Hindu shrine in Bangkok, Thailand investigators have come across a CCTV footage that clearly shows a man in a yellow shirt placing a backpack in the temple.
Bangkok: In connection with the deadly bombing at a Hindu shrine in Bangkok, Thailand investigators have come across a CCTV footage that clearly shows a man in a yellow shirt placing a backpack in the temple.
According to a BBC report, the CCTV footage shows the suspect removing his backpack inside the shrine, carefully and getting up without it and immediately leaving the scene.
The police are now hunting for the suspect in the footage and have released the still images of the man in the yellow shirt.
At least 20 people died and 123 injured in the explosion at the Hindu shrine in Bangkok. Nine foreigners were among those killed, including three Chinese, two Hong Kongers
In another attack on Tuesday, an explosive device was hurled at a pier in Bangkok but no-one was injured.
The suspect is said to belong to an "anti-government group based in Thailand's northeast", Thailand's junta chief said as per an AFP report.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha called the shrine bombing as the "worst incident that has ever happened in Thailand" and promised to "find the bombers".
Talking to the journalists on Tuesday morning, the PM said, "There have been minor bombs or just noise, but this time they aim for innocent lives. They want to destroy our economy, our tourism."
"We haven't concluded who did this, but they definitely are bad people. No matter what their intentions are, they took lives of innocent people," he added.
The PM also said that he had seen the CCTV footage and the government was hurrying to find the suspects.
Thailand's defence minister Prawit Wongsuwan also confirmed that the government had identified some suspects.
"It is much clearer who the bombers are, but I can't reveal right now. We have suspects. There are not many people," Prawit said on Tuesday.
He also claimed that the bombers targeted foreigners and targeted to hit the nation's tourism and economy.
The attackers planted a "pipe bomb" inside the shrine, that used 3kg of TNT, National police chief Somyot Poompummuang said.
"Whoever planted this bomb is cruel and aimed to kill. Planting a bomb there means they want to see a lot of people dead," he was quoted as saying by the BBC.
The explosion on Monday evening at the crowded Erawan Hindu Shrine in Thailand capital killed 20 and injured over 100. The security has been intensified across the capital but a state of emergency has not been imposed.
Though the crash site remains cordoned off by a police tape, the Ratchaprasong junction was on Tuesday reopened to traffic.
The Hindu shrine that was targeted in the attack, is dedicated to Lord Bramha but is frequented by Buddhists and tourists as well.