Thai monk injured in car crash while abducting man he met on dating app

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A Thai monk sustained injuries in a car accident in the Isaan province of Khon Kaen on March 26 after he abducted a Thai man he met on a dating application.

A local news reporter shared today, March 28, that a 32 year old monk, named Narin, crashed his black Toyota Fortuner SUV into a traffic island on Sri Chan Road outside Khonkaen Ram Hospital at about 11.15am on March 26.

Narin was injured and rushed to a hospital while his gay date, identified only as A, managed to flee from the car unharmed.

A shared with rescuers and a reporter that he had met Narin on a dating app and was unaware that he was a monk because his profile picture showed him before he joined the monkhood.

A arranged to meet Narin on the day of the incident and travelled from his home province, Nakhon Panom, to a hotel in Khon Kaen. However, A found that Narin was a monk and looked nothing like his profile picture, so he declined to engage in any sexual activity with Narin.

A’s denial sparked an argument, prompting the monk to force A into his car. Feeling scared, A grabbed the steering wheel, causing the car to lose control and crash into the traffic island.

Police later arrived at the accident scene for investigation. Upon searching Narin’s car, they discovered drug tools in the car’s glove compartment. No drugs were present in the vehicle.

Officers then raided Narin’s accommodation at a temple in the Mancha Khiri district of Khon Kaen. Channel 3 reported that officers found more drug tools, but no drugs were on the premises.

Narin is currently in a stable condition but continues to receive treatment at the hospital. Upon discharge, he will be required to leave his monkhood immediately. Police will conduct further questioning and initiate legal proceedings once his condition improves.

The deputy provincial abbot told Channel 3 that Narin will not be allowed to return to the monkhood due to violations of multiple rules, including drug use, sexual misconduct, and driving.

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Petch Petpailin

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