A security guard from a village in the Klong Sam Wa district of Bangkok suffered critical injuries and is unconscious in hospital after a baseball bat-wielding thug beat him up without reason. The attacker’s father blamed the violent assault on his son’s depression.
The video capturing the thug brutally beating the helpless security guard with a baseball bat was circulated on social media. The video shows a man in a white t-shirt approaching the security guard’s office and repeatedly hitting a guard over 20 times.
The victim was identified as Maitree Kamsingnok, a 27 year old security guard in the village. Maitree sustained a serious head injury and is hospitalised with a depressed skull fracture and a broken arm. He remains unconscious.
Maitree’s colleague, Watin, witnessed the attack which took place yesterday at 8am. The attacker claimed that Maitree had insulted him and despite Watin’s appeals to stop, he continued to assault Maitree.
Watin was left shocked and fearful and felt helpless as he tried to stop the attacker but to no avail. Maitree is known as a good person with no prior conflicts with anyone in the village, according to Watin. The reason for the attack remains unknown, as Maitree had not shared any issues with Watin.
Following the video’s circulation on social media, the attacker’s father and sister brought him to Kannayao Police Station yesterday. They explained that their son had been dealing with depression due to his inability to secure a job after obtaining his bachelor’s degree a few years ago.
While they have not yet discussed the exact motive behind the incident with their son, the family has taken responsibility for the attack and has expressed their willingness to visit Maitree in the hospital.
The deputy police inspector of the Kannayao Police Station, Parinya Jirandon, reported that the officers needed to question Maitree and gather more evidence on the case before filing charges against the attacker.
The attacker is expected to be charged with violating Section 295 of the Criminal Law: whoever causes injury to another person’s body or mind shall be punished with imprisonment for up to two years, a fine of up to 40,000 baht, or both.
The police noted that they did not detect any signs of the suspect’s depressive disorder and that the family did not submit any documents to confirm their claim.
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