PHUKET: A business partner at a popular local kindergarten in central Phuket was shot dead this morning after an argument escalated over noise and dust caused by an electric sander drifting into a neighbor’s house.

Pairote Sompet, 48, who lives in a house next to the school, presented himself to police before officers had the chance to arrest him for the shooting murder of Kamnoon Saengwanloy, 49.

Mr Kamnoon and several workers were sanding a fence at Kajornkiet School* in Ucharoen Village, Pa Khlok, about one kilometer from the Heroines Monument (map