Engineering student fatally gunned down near Bangkok police station

Rescue workers prepare to take the body of the murdered engineering student to a morgue. Picture courtesy of Archeewa90s

Royal Thai Police reported an engineering student was fatally gunned down last night in the Bangkok Noi district.

The victim, Satthawat Robroo, was attacked while riding his motorcycle about 300 metres from a police station in Bangkok Noi district. The 23 year old first year Pathumwan Institute of Technology engineering student was fatally gunned down by multiple gunshots near the entrance to Soi Charan Sanitwong 30/1 in Ban Chang Lo area around 10.35pm.

Pol. Capt. Narueset Emkrit, the deputy investigation chief at Bangkok Noi, told the press that the victim was fatally shot with six bullets – in his left and right upper chest, left rib, left leg, and right thumb, Bangkok Post reported.

At the scene of the crime, three spent bullet casings were discovered, and the victim’s motorcycle, along with a crash helmet, was found lying on the road with a bullet hole in it.

Investigations revealed that the student was riding his motorbike when two men on another motorcycle overtook him, and the pillion rider gunned him down.

The victim fell to the ground, and the attackers returned to fire more shots before escaping along Charan Sanitwong Road towards the Faichai intersection.

The police investigation is still ongoing.

The Thai government has implemented various measures to curb gun crime, including stricter gun control laws and regulations, especially on the back of the Daycare Centre Massacre last year.

On one of the saddest days in Thailand’s history, a former policeman killed 37, including 23 children, during a knife and gun rampage at a daycare centre in Uthai Sawan, a town 500 kilometres in northeast Thailand, before later shooting dead his wife and child at home and turning his weapon on himself.

The government has conducted several campaigns to promote public awareness of the dangers of gun violence and encourage people to report any illegal gun activities.

Additionally, law enforcement agencies have intensified their efforts to combat illegal gun trafficking and confiscate unlicensed firearms. The government has also established special task forces to investigate and prosecute gun crimes more effectively.

These measures aim to reduce the prevalence of gun violence and make Thailand a safer place for its citizens.

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