University student found dead in Nan River, Phitsanulok

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

A 23 year old university student who had been missing for two days was found dead in the Nan River in Phitsanulok, northern Thailand.

The fourth-year student from a well-known university, identified only as Teeraporn (surname withheld) was found without any apparent injuries, suggesting a grim conclusion to her life.

The initial report came yesterday when local authorities were alerted to the presence of a body in the river near Wat Sakadnam, in the Tha Pho subdistrict. Police Lieutenant Colonel Prachai Palungklung, the investigating officer, along with medical personnel from Buddhachinaraj Hospital and rescue foundation volunteers, rushed to the scene.

Teeraporn’s body was clothed in a white t-shirt and jeans, and initial assessments indicated she had been dead for about two days. The girl’s father, Maitree, confirmed upon arrival at the scene that the victim was indeed his daughter, who had vanished near a bridge over the Nan River, close to her university around 9pm last Sunday, March 24.

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The area where Teeraporn was last seen contained her shoes left on the bridge, prompting her family to launch a social media campaign to locate her. Meanwhile, authorities conducted a search operation using flat-bottomed boats, which eventually led to the recovery of her body.

Maitree was in disbelief when the body was first found, not wanting to accept that it could be his daughter who had gone missing. It was only after a preliminary examination by the doctors that the heartbreaking reality set in.

The devastated family did not wish to speculate on the circumstances leading to Teeraporn’s death, reported KhaoSod.

The body was transferred to the forensic department at Buddhachinaraj Hospital for further examination before being released to the family for funeral rites.

In related news, a tragic incident unfolded on February 23 at 1.30am when a three year old girl drowned in a canal opposite the Chumphon Nikayaram Rajaworawihan Temple in the district of Bang Pa-in, Ayutthaya province.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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