A body believed to be of an Indian man with multiple wounds has been found stuffed in a suitcase floating in a canal in Bangkok.
The body was spotted on Sunday near the 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 and they were working together with the Thai police.
Acting Bangkok police chief Sanit Mahathaworn said an initial examination by police indicated that the man had been murdered at least three days ago.
The body had multiple wounds all over it received after being hit with a hard object. The injuries to his head and neck were the fatal blows, police said.
The man was an Asian about 150-160 centimetres tall. He was wearing only underwear, the report said.
The victim may have been tortured for information before being killed and the body subsequently dumped in the canal, police assumed, adding that a business conflict may have been the reason behind the murder.