The British father choked on a martial arts expert during a 4-hour row in a Thai hotel and tried to fight his killer with a butter knife, MailOnline can reveal.
Amitpal Singh Bajaj grabbed the thin metal knife and tried to defend himself as he fought with the Norwegian bodyguard Roger Bullman.
Bajaj had complained when Bullman, 54, began to sing opera on the balcony of his hotel room next to where his victim had slept with his wife and son.
Amitpal Singh Bajaj, 34, (right) was smothered to death in the Thai hotel room where he stayed with his wife Bandhna (left) and their two-year-old son (in his arms). While his killer strangled the British IT consultant, he told his wife to run out of the room to save their son
Roger Bullman, 53, (photo), a Norwegian martial arts expert, is depicted by a Thai police officer after being stabbed in the shoulder with Mr Bajaj with a butter knife during the scuffle.
The two men stayed in adjoining rooms at the five-star Centara Grand Hotel in the Phuket resort when Mr Bajaj complained that Bullman sang opera on the balcony outside at 4 am and woke his wife Bandhna and their young son
When London-born Mr. Bajaj protested, Bullman opened a sliding door that separated their balconies and confronted the British IT consultant. After the fight, Mr. Bajaj went to the corridor in front of his suite (photo) where he died of his injuries
Security officials were twice called to ask Bullman, a bodyguard, not to wake guests beside his room 344 at the luxurious Centara Grand Hotel in the Phuket resort (above).
Security officials were called twice to ask him not to wake guests next to his room 345 at the five-star Centara Grand Hotel in the Phuket resort.
When London-born Mr. Bajaj protested, Bullman opened a sliding door that separated their balconies and confronted the British IT engineer.
While Bajaj struggled with his attacker, he grabbed the thin metal knife and tried to stab his attacker, bending the knife in two.
During the fight, Mr. Bajaj begged his wife Bandhna to escape with their two-year-old son Veer – beg her: & # 39; Please go away and save our son. & # 39;
During the fight, Mr. Bajaj grabbed a butter knife (photo) and stabbed his killer while trying to fight him
She heard her husband scream for his life from the fourth floor when she reached the ground floor reception to seek help.
She told the police that Bullman had kicked, beaten and beaten her husband after entering their room.
When security officials reached the room, they found Bullman in the final phase of Mr Bajaj's choking.
The victim was lying on the floor and Bullman still had his arm around his neck from behind Mr. Bajaj when the hotel staff arrived.
A senior officer told MailOnline that Bullman, as a former soldier and bodyguard, knew the technique of choking a man from behind.
He added: & # 39; Bullman is a tough guy. The butter knife bent in two while he tried to fight back while being strangled from behind.
& # 39; Bullman was too strong and Mr. Bajaj tried to stop him by reaching for a knife and sticking it over his own shoulder. & # 39;
The knife was provided by the hotel to the Bajaj family to eat guava fruit in their room.
The police arrived minutes later and saw Bullman crying and his victim hardly breathed. He died shortly after being taken to the hospital.
Police in Thailand search the room where the British father-on-one who was on holiday to celebrate his tenth wedding anniversary died of his injuries in the early hours on Wednesday
Police chief Prawit Sutthirueangarun of Phuket demonstrates to a colleague how Mr. Bajaj was smothered by Bullman from behind – and then he tried to fend off his attacker with the knife
A drawing released by the police in Thailand shows how Bullman was in room number 345 and opened a door on the balcony that gave him access to his neighbors who stayed in room 344
Bullman (photo) and his wife Elvira had flown from Bangkok via Bangkok to Phuket on 17 August during a two-week package trip. His wife told the police that she slept the entire incident
Senior officer Taechin Deethongon told MailOnline Bullman that he had lost control and had no intention of killing Mr. Bajaj.
Major Deethongon said Bullman told him: & I'm so sorry. I will do everything to help you with your investigation. & # 39;
But the police say there is not enough evidence to accuse the murderer of murder.
Bullman faces trial for manslaughter. He had his passport confiscated after his bail and was sentenced to a maximum of 15 years in prison.
The police are waiting for the results of blood samples taken by Bullman, who had a cut in his left shoulder, to confirm the amount of alcohol he had consumed before the tragedy.
The police said he had told them that he intended to plead guilty.
Bullman's wife, Elvira, told the police that she had slept the entire episode and barely heard any commotion and did not realize that her husband had entered the room next to theirs.
Bullman and his wife had flown via Bangkok to Bangkok on August 17 via Oslo during a two-week package trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Bajaj were on the last night of their vacation to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary and had spent much of their vacation on the beach, walking hand in hand through the surf with their son.
They met as teenagers at a family wedding and moved to Singapore where they were producing computer apps.
The devout Sikhs celebrated 10 years of marriage in June and wanted to mark the occasion with a beach holiday.
Police chief Prawit Sutthirurangarun of Phuket said: & We will do everything to help Mrs. Bajaj. It is our main priority.
& # 39; Bullman and his wife have asked to meet her, but nothing has been done about it.
Bajaj (pictured with his wife) was cremated in Singapore at the weekend at a ceremony attended by his grieving parents who flew from their home in Southall, North London
& # 39; She went to Singapore with her son and her husband's body. & # 39;
Bajaj, who died last Wednesday, is cremated in Singapore at the weekend.
His grieving parents Inderbir Singh Bajaj and Anita Kaur Bajaj flew from their home in Southall, North London, for the funeral attended by more than 500 mourners.
A memory service was also held in Southall, where Bajaj was known for his charity and volunteer work
Last night mourners gathered for the second time in the Katong Gurdwara in Singapore for a reading of the Sikh holy book the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Mrs. Bajaj, who revealed that her & # 39; heroes & # 39; husband had begged her to flee with their son when he was smothered to death, paid tribute to him on a web page set up in his memory.
She wrote: & # 39; You will be remembered and missed because of your courage, love and selflessness. & # 39;
A family member named Raja added: & Amit was a great brother. Full of friendliness, generosity and was a nice person.
& # 39; I know in my heart that he has moved to a larger spiritual place, so although he will be terribly missed, I know he has been called to a greater purpose. & # 39;
Friend Faraz Virmani wrote: & My deepest condolences to the Amit family. He was the best man, intelligent, articulated, humble and peaceful.
& # 39; I will miss him playing tabla on the table … and thanking him for being a good friend. & # 39;
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