Indian tourist killed in popular Thai resort

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Bangkok, Mar 23 (UNI) An Indian national was stabbed to death in a popular Thai coastal resort here.

Chetan Dhadwal, 24, was trying to intervene in a fight yesterday during the famous Full Moon party at a beach in Koh Phangan in Surat Thani province, south of Bangkok.

The Indian embassy has been informed of the incident.

Embassy sources told UNI that the victim's relatives were informed and they were coming to Thailand.

This is the latest incident of violence against foreign visitors to the country where tourism is the main foreign exchange earner, leading to expressions of concern by the government.

Last week, 27-year-old Swedish tourist Hannah Charlotte Bankluns was stabbed to death on a beach in Phuket.

The incident has shocked the Thai tourism industry, which is demanding stepped-up security for visitors.

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