Chinese media outlets broke out a story last week that claimed some diners at a vegetarian eatery in Bangkok discovered minced meat in their noodles which allegedly from the flesh of a murdered man.
After the report was picked up by international media, Thai police released a statement clarifying that while a man was indeed killed, his flesh was not served to the customers.
According to AsiaOne, a regular customer of the eatery was killed after engaging in a fight with the owner of the establishment.
The victim, identified as 61-year-old Prasit Inpathom Prasit, was last seen having drinks in the said restaurant on October 21.
After his brother reported him missing police reportedly rushed to the eatery where they found its kitchen walls splattered with blood.
Earlier reports noted that the kitchen floor was covered by pieces of human flesh and that news spread that the suspected killer had attempted to dispose of the body by cooking and serving it to customers.
However, Thai news site Khaosod revealed that the restaurant was not open for business at the time of the incident as it was under construction.
The victim’s body, which was found in a septic tank of the eatery on October 23, had multiple knife wounds on his body and was apparently hit in the head with a blunt object.
Authorities are currently on the hunt for the suspect.
Featured image via Khaosod news