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Teenage “relatives of politician” finally in detention after alleged gang rape of 16 year old girl

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Three teenagers, aged 16 to 17, have been ordered into detention by a juvenile court more than five weeks after they allegedly gang raped a female 16 year old friend.

Talk News Online reports that the developments follow the intervention of the head of the Prajuab Khiri Khan provincial police after the mother of the alleged victim complained that nothing was happening.

The boys now in custody are relatives of a local politician, who was not named, according to the report.

The alleged incident occurred on December 1 at a beach in Pak Nam Pran.

The victim and her mother reported it to Pak Nam Pran police on December 2. The victim was tested and her underwear retained for DNA testing.

But the mother since complained that very little happened in investigating the case. The police said “these things take time and because lawyers and care officials needed to be present as those involved were juveniles, it would take even longer”.

Finally the Prajuab Khiri Khan provincial chief stepped in this week taking the investigation out of the hands of local police and giving it to provincial police investigators.

DNA tests were ordered, clothes were examined and the teenagers were charged with gang rape and abduction. The report did not make it clear if the tests had already been done before the chief’s intervention.

The juvenile court has not granted bail and the three sixteen to seventeen year olds are now detained at the Juvenile Observation and Protection Centre. Pol Maj-Gen Surasak Suksawaeng is calling for the case to be transparent and justice to be served, and any police officer found guilty of misconduct in connection with the investigation will be ‘severely punished’.

SOURCE Talk News Online



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Two killed in family road trip to Krabi

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The family was on its way from Nakhon Phanom to Krabi when the accident occurred at 8.30am on Phetkasem Road in Bang Saphan district.

40 year old Weera Prachi was killed behind the wheel. The impact hurled his 10 year old daughter, Jiraporn Prachi out of the car.

Weera’s wife Orapin Odthon and 13 year old son Danusorn Prachi were in the back seat, sustained injuries and were taken to hospital although their current condition is not known.

Relatives told police Weera was taking the family to visit Krabi. Police suspect he might have fallen asleep at the wheel.

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Man charged over shooting death in Prachuap Khiri Khan, claims it was an accident

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A 38 year old Thai man has been arrested and charged over the alleged shooting death of a 9 year old boy and then burying his body in a forest area in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Hua Hin district.

Third grader Chalermchai Jopratha from Ban Phraek Takhro was reported missing on March 10. He was found yesterday morning in a shallow grave covered with a large rock.

Local man Pramook Khosin was arrested and a hunting rifle and eight bullets seized, according to Nong Pluc superintendent Pol Colonel Chaikorn Sriladecho.

“He has been charged with murder, concealing a body and illegal possession of a hunting rifle and ammunition.”

Pramook told police that he was hunting in the hill area when he shot at the boy who he mistook as a hornbill. He says that when he realised he had shot and killed the boy he dug a shallow grave to hide the body and conceal the crime before returning to work at an ice-selling shop in Pran Buri district.

Chalermchai, one of five children, was a child Muay Thai fighter who joined boxing matches at local events to earn 500 to 1,000 baht prize money to help his poor family.

SOURCE: The Nation

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76 Pangolins intercepted in Prachuap Khiri Khan

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76 Pangolins intercepted in Prachuap Khiri Khan | The Thaiger
by Piyarat Nildee 

Police have seized 76 live pangolins with an estimated street value overseas around 10 million baht from a smuggler in Prachuap Khiri Khan.

45 year old Sompol Mekchai from Ratchaburi was stopped in Sam Roi Yot district early this morning after police suspected he was trying to evade their checkpoint on the Phetchkasem Highway.

Seeing his pickup suddenly swerve onto a canal-side road 300 metres from the blockade, officers chased him, pulled him over and searched the pickup.

The pangolins were bundled up in 18 mesh bags stashed in the cargo bed beneath planks of wood and other construction materials.

Police claim Sompol confessed to having smuggled live pangolins three times before. He says he was paid 8,000 baht each time. But, as usual, he was unable identify his employer, having received his orders by phone.

He told police that pickups, already carrying the animals, were always left at a designated location for him to use. This time he collected the truck in Muang Prachuap Khiri Khan and was heading for Pathum Thani,.

Sompol has been charged with possessing protected wild animals without a permit.

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