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A Thai man is seeking justice after being brutally assaulted by a thug outside a nightclub in Bangkok. His supposed "crime"? Protecting a female friend from harassment.

 

The 21-year-old victim, Prayut, sought help from the non-profit organisation Saimai Survive after his attacker, Parkphoom, remained unpunished for the violent incident that occurred on April 21.

 

Prayut, who works part-time at the nightclub where the incident took place, recalled how Parkphoom had harassed a female friend that night. After closing time at 2:30 a.m., Parkphoom, apparently drunk, tried to persuade the woman to go home with him. When the woman refused, Parkphoom became aggressive and attempted to physically pull her away.

 

Prayut intervened to protect his friend, but this only redirected Parkphoom’s anger towards him. Parkphoom began punching Prayut in the face until he collapsed, then continued to assault him even as he lay unconscious.

 

 

Despite attempts by Prayut's girlfriend and the female friend to stop the attack, they were unsuccessful. An unidentified male witness in the area finally managed to intervene, causing Parkphoom to stop.

 

The vicious attack left Prayut with serious injuries: a broken left jaw, a forehead wound, a cut on his nose, and neck bruising from being choked. Prayut lodged a complaint at Bang Yi Khan Police Station, where officers summoned Parkphoom for questioning. Though Parkphoom initially promised to cover Prayut's medical costs, he later managed to evade legal consequences.

 

Prayut ended up having to pay over 100,000 baht for his medical treatment out of his own pocket. He stated that he had no prior knowledge of Parkphoom and had never had any conflict with him before the attack.

 

The police confirmed they had issued legal charges against Parkphoom for causing severe injury and both mental and physical harm. While Parkphoom has acknowledged the charges, there is no information on whether he will fulfil his promise to cover Prayut's treatment costs.

 

Picture courtesy: Siam Rath

 

 

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-- 2024-05-18

 

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6 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

And, did the police arrest Parkphoom and put him in jail?

If not, why not?

Yes, they did arrest him, obviously...

"The police confirmed they had issued legal charges against Parkphoom for causing severe injury and both mental and physical harm ... Parkphoom has acknowledged the charges...".

 

Not every person charged with an offence is jailed immediately.  He goes to jail, possibly, after he has been convicted.

 

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4 hours ago, hunkidori said:

The pos should be slung in jail and then negotiations should begin about how much compensation he must pay. After that he can start his sentence for the crime

Before he has even been convicted?  Which legal system allows for that action?

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6 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

And, did the police arrest Parkphoom and put him in jail?

If not, why not?

 

Come on! Imagine the paperwork involved. Give the police a break. Do Not Disturb.

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22 minutes ago, shackleton said:

Looks like  the police were lacking in arresting the guy in question 

Plus pressing charges 

Seems the norm here in Thailand 

Arrested, charged, as the OP states,  then released pending court.  That's the norm for this type of offence everywhere.  

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27 minutes ago, Liverpool Lou said:

He was arrested and charged by those "lazy" police.

What would happen in all those civilized countries where we come from?

Would the police arrest such person right away?

Would he go to jail right away?

Bail?

 

I guess he would be jailed - but I don't know.

Do you know?

 

 

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10 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:
41 minutes ago, Liverpool Lou said:

He was arrested and charged by those "lazy" police.

What would happen in all those civilized countries where we come from?

Would the police arrest such person right away?

Would he go to jail right away?

Bail?

By definition, he is arrested in order to administrate the charges then, for similar charges, he's released pending a court appearance.

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Just shows you how bad the legal/justice system here is when a victim has to go to a NGO to seek justice and compensation

 

I wonder if who you know and your social standing matters here? 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Liverpool Lou said:

Before he has even been convicted?  Which legal system allows for that action?

 

A lot of people are held in a jail while on remand, then transferred to a prison if convicted.

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22 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

And, did the police arrest Parkphoom and put him in jail?

If not, why not?

Despite the obvious draw backs, I actually prefer the Thai legal system, because one day when you may need to be shown some mercy the laws can be bent and victim paid rather than just the courts an jail even human life has a dollar value here 

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22 minutes ago, RonJr said:

Despite the obvious draw backs, I actually prefer the Thai legal system, because one day when you may need to be shown some mercy the laws can be bent and victim paid rather than just the courts an jail even human life has a dollar value here 

 

Do you think someone who kicks someone else who is already down on the ground should be shown some mercy?

I don't think so.

 

 

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