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Police fail to respond to serious domestic violence call



PHOTO: Nation Thailand

A woman said she was pistol-whipped by her ex-boyfriend, but police did nothing when she first reported the incident. No police responded to the scene. In a photo she posted on social media, her head is down like she had just been hit and blood splattered on the seat.

Orawan Singkum wrote in Thai, translated by Google, that her ex hit her multiple times with a gun.  Her ex allegedly pointed the gun at her sister’s head and threatened to kill her and her family. Her sister called the village police chief, but no one came. She said she went to the office and reported the incident to police, but they told her they had no power to arrest the man.

The story was picked up by multiple Thai news sources. She later posted on Facebook saying police are “now working on it.”

SOURCES: Nation Thailand | Facebook


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  1. Kevin Martyn

    Monday, June 15, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Domestic violence against any woman or girl just shows the weakness of a Thai man…..I hope the girl got justice but i very much doubt that she did because she is just a normal person and NOT rich!

  2. Simon

    Monday, June 15, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Is anyone surprised by this? The Thai Police are among the worst most corrupt in the World. They won’t get off their fat asses unless they are bribed.

  3. Mr Z

    Monday, June 15, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Police are useless cowards here too?! What a surprise.

  4. Alex

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Horrible, but loosing face is a big deal in Thailand. Most violent acts are a result of that! I hope she’s ok…

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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