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CHERNG TALAY: A 17-year-old boy high on a cocktail of cola and crushed mosquito-repellent coils attacked a Buddhist nun with a meat cleaver in her quarters in the morning of August 19. The nun received 205 stitches for 16 wounds to her head and upper body and is said to be in a “worrisome” condition at Wachira Phuket Hospital. The attacker, a youth with Dutch and Thai parentage, was arrested at his home at 5:20 pm the same day for the attack at Bang Tao Temple. He confessed to the attempted murder of 62-year-old Cheun Sooksawat. Sorn told police that he had stayed up with friends the night before grinding up mosquito coils, mixing them with cola, and drinking the concoction in order to get high. Unable to sleep and for reasons still unknown, he headed off to the nearby temple, and finding himself thirsty, he entered the nun’s quarters looking for water. Once inside, he saw an envelope filled with money, and picked it up. As he went to leave, the nun confronted him, blocking his exit and pointing a broomstick at his face. The youth then slashed the nun until she fell to the ground, covered in blood.

 

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