A highly respected monk sparked a stir after has was caught inside a hotel with a woman and in possession of illicit drugs.
The monk still wearing saffron pants, and a white T-shirt, is found with a 19-year-old girl inside a love motel room
A respected 35-year-old monk in northern Thailand has been defrocked and then charged after being caught in a love motel room with a young woman and some speed pills on Valentine’s Day, South China Morning Post reports.
Soldiers and local officials inspecting nightspots and hotels for misbehaviour, saw a saffron robe and a monk’s bag left in a Honda car parked outside a motel room in tambon Teng Sanam of Muang district.
A search discovered six methamphetamine pills and straws used for taking drugs in the bathroom, an official said.
The man, identified as Wutthichai Promma, 35, was found to be a monk at a temple in Muang district of this province.
The girl admitted she and the monk went to the love motel to celebrate Valentine’s Day and to take drugs.
The man was ejected from the monkhood. Urine tests found the pair tested positive for illicit drug use. They were handed over to Muang district police for legal action.
Thai media reported that Mr Wutthichai admitted he had sneaked away from the temple to meet the girl and celebrate Valentine’s Day, but said it was the first time.
She said she had met him via the phone, and arranged to celebrate the day of love with him for the first time at the motel.