Pattaya Police charged a man with five offences after he threatened his ex-girlfriend with a knife and kidnapped her from Pathum Thani province near Bangkok. He then took her to a restaurant in Pattaya to win her back.
A 29 year old man named Aut filed a complaint at Mueang Pathum Thani Police Station yesterday after his girlfriend, 24 year old Kanittha, was kidnapped by a 23 year old man named Kantinan. The suspect was Kanittha’s ex-boyfriend, whom she broke up with a year ago.
Aut informed the police that he and Kanittha rode a motorcycle to work in the morning when Kantinan approached them. Kantinan threatened him and Kanittha with a knife, took Kanittha on his motorcycle, and escaped. He chased after them but was unable to catch up.
Aut said he went to Kantinan’s house but did not find anyone. So, he reported the issue to the police. Aut added that his girlfriend used to tell him about her ex. She said the ex had been bothering her since they broke up.
Police checked CCTV cameras along the incident scene to Kantinan’s house and discovered that Kantinan took the victim to his house and later left the house in a white Isuzu pickup.
Officers coordinated with police in Chon Buri and Pattaya as Kantinan moved toward the area and arrested him at a local restaurant on Jomtien Beach while the two were talking and eating food on beach beds.
“He brought me to his house to get a pickup and went to the beach. I did not dare to use my phone or contact anyone. He was not angry and did not do anything violent when we were travelling. He just tried to win me back. I did not want to go with him. He forced me.”
Kantinan faced five charges including:
- Section 309 of the Criminal Law: whoever forces another person to do or not to do any acts by committing a violent act or putting the person in fear of injury to life, body, liberty, reputation, or property, shall be punished with imprisonment of up to three years, a fine of up to 60,000 baht, or both.
- Section 310 of the Criminal Law: whoever detains another person or deprives such a person of liberty shall be punished with imprisonment of up to three years, a fine of up to 60,000 baht, or both.
- Sections 295 and 80 of the Criminal Law: whoever tries to injure another person both to body and mind but fails to do so shall be punished with two-thirds of the punishment in Section 295.
- Section 371 of the Criminal Law: whoever brings weapons to public places without a reasonable reason shall be fined up to 100 baht.
- Section 392 of the Criminal Law: whoever causes fear to others by threatening shall be punished with imprisonment up to one month, a fine of up to 10,000 baht, or both.
According to a report on ThaiRath, Kantinan was charged with rape six years ago in the Nonthaburi province near Bangkok.
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