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Isaan governor orders investigation into 3 year old boy’s death

Caitlin Ashworth

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The governor of Isaan’s Kalasin province ordered an investigation into the death of a 3 year old boy. Relatives say the child died after falling out of bed. Medical examiners say the child’s forehead was swollen, eyes were bruised and arm was broken.

The child’s family says the boy fell off the bed and then collapsed in the bathroom, but medical officials say the story does not match the autopsy report. The child’s body was examined at the Srinagarind Hospital in Khon Kaen.

The child’s father, 31 year old Watpong Salee, works as a teacher in Chiang Rai. He found out about his son’s death yesterday and says he does not believe his son died from falling off the bed.

The Kalasin governor Songpol Jaigrim was notified by the province’s office of social development and human security about the suspicious death. He then ordered both the police and the prosecutors’ office to investigate the child’s death.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    Issan John

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    It shouldn’t have taken the governor to order an investigation – the police and the prosecutor’s office should have acted as soon as they knew.

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      Paul Douglas McCarty

      Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 12:26 pm

      The family was not important and rich enough to get immediate and local action.

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    James Pate

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 2:44 am

    Unless his bed was on the edge of a 4th floor balcony, that’s not how this happened.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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