Guards: it wasn’t us who attacked the Indian “tourist”

PHOTO: Club guards seem to not have been the attackers of an Indian man in Pattaya. (via Pattaya News)

New information about an Indian tourist who was allegedly attacked by club guards on Pattaya Walking Street yesterday calls into question what really happened. The nightclub guards who were accused of the assault met with Pattaya Police to provide their side of the story. According to the guards, the victim was not a tourist, but an ex-pat and former club staff member. They said it wasn’t them that attacked him, and the assault wasn’t even at their club.

The Indian guards claimed that the altercation was not related to the alleged complaint about courtesy, but instead, the victim and his friends had tried to cause a disturbance at the pub. They said he jumped in front of the club owner’s car and tried to damage it.

When the victim visited the pub at 3am, the guards said the Indian man made trouble and was removed from the venue by the guards. They claim that the Indian man then simply wandered off and that they did not hurt him.

They say that the man went down the street to an Indian restaurant located 50 meters from the pub and caused another disturbance, and the owners of that restaurant attacked the man. After that fight, the Indian man was bleeding from a head injury.

The original police report, as explained by the victim claimed that the incident began as a small argument with the guards of a nearby Indian nightclub on South Walking Street. The name of the nightclub where the altercation took place has been withheld as the investigation continues.

He walked up to them to complain about what he considered to be a bad attitude showing poor manners. However, the argument quickly escalated and the guards allegedly attacked the man without any physical provocation, according to the victim’s account of events.

In this case, CCTV footage seems to side with the accused guards. The Pattaya Police Chief said he reviewed footage showing the Indian man fighting at the restaurant, not the pub. The police plan to confront the victim about his conflicting story, but will also call in the restaurant staff to face possible assault charges.

The nightclub guards who had been accused informed The Pattaya News of his plans to take legal action against the victim for the alleged vandalism of the club owner’s car.

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Neill Fronde

Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10+ years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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