Published on : Tuesday, September 16, 2014
They had suffered brutal injuries from a supposed garden hoe which was found lying near the bodies of a 24 years women and 23 years old man.
The police are questioning the close associates of the victims who had put up in the same beach-side resort as the victims since last month, close to where the bodies were found.
The motive for the murder has yet to be deciphered by the Thai Police. CCTV footage is being followed to find clues.
There was a beach party on Sunday night about 100 meters from where the bodies were found, according to local media. The victims had met recently in the island.
The families of the victims are being provided with adequate assistance by the embassy.
The tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has however said in a statement that such incidents are out of character for the island of Koh Tao which is an otherwise a calm and peace loving destination.
They felt that this is an isolated incident.
It is likely that the investigations would be conducted quickly as TAT will not like to disturb its tourism industry which is responsible for a 10th of Thailand’s GDP.
More than 850,000 British and Irish tourists visit Thailand every year.
Till now 11 British nationals have been murdered in Thailand since 2009.
There have been unprovoked attacks on British tourists in the nearby island of Koh Phangan, but this is the first incident in Koh Tao, known for its tranquillity and is a popular tourist destination.
The other islands of Thailand are completely safe for tourist visitation, according to a statement issued by TAT.