Teens surrender after brutal attack on bomb-throwing 15 year old

Image courtesy of KhaoSod

A group of teenagers involved in a brutal attack that left a teenage student severely injured surrendered to police. The incident occurred near a water reservoir in Bua Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima, and resulted in the victim suffering severe head and wrist injuries.

Yesterday morning at Bua Yai Police Station, a 16 year old boy, the son of a local assistant village leader, along with his family, surrendered after police had been pursuing them overnight, putting pressure on them to come forward and face the consequences of their vicious attack.

Reporters attempted to interview the group but the family declined and quickly ushered them into a pickup truck parked outside the station. One of the individuals involved, however, when asked about the conflict was overheard giving a reason for the attack.

“They were being mouthy.”

Village headman, 60 year old Tienchai, arrived at the police station upon hearing that residents from his village were involved in the incident. He explained the situation, stating that the altercation began when the injured party allegedly threw a homemade bomb at the group, which failed to detonate, ultimately leading to the brutal attack.

This led to an exchange of provocative posts online, escalating tensions. Tienchai admitted that the assailant, who used a knife, was indeed the son of the assistant village leader. However, he stressed that there would be no interference with the legal process and that the case should proceed according to the law.

The attack has shocked the local community, raising concerns about youth violence and the influence of social media in escalating conflicts. The victim, a 15 year old first-year vocational college student, faces a long road to recovery due to the severity of his injuries, reported KhaoSod.

The incident highlights the need for more proactive measures to address and prevent youth violence and the spread of online provocations that can lead to real-world consequences.

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Ryan Turner

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