Count rises steeply as police inspection uncovers another 1,654 from two morgues; Three celebrities face questioning; immunity likely for undertakers in exchange for more info.
The number of dead foetuses yesterday rose to 2,002 after the inspection of two morgues uncovered another 1,654 carcasses.
Police are set to summon the three celebrities named by the former nurse Lanchakorn Janthamanas, when she was arrested on Wednesday, as having aborted their babies with her.
Police have secured detention of Lanchakorn after obtaining a court approval to extend her detention for more questioning. She had no visitors or a bail request submitted by anybody throughout her earlier and current detention.
More temple officials would be questioned over their suspicious link or awareness to the crimes, Nong Khaem police said.