Nakhon Sawan

  • Crime

    Prosecutor says Nakhon Sawan district police intended to kill the drug suspect

    The head of a regional prosecutor’s office is claiming the now-ousted Nakhon Sawan district police superintendent intended to kill the drug suspect. Video footage of the interrogation early last month shows the suspect with a plastic bag over his head. A recently released autopsy report says the man died from suffocation, but police earlier wrote off the cause of death…

  • Crime

    Police issue warning over rumoured death of officer who leaked custody killing footage

    Thai police have hit back at unsubstantiated rumours of the death of a police officer who leaked footage of a suspect allegedly being killed in custody. National police spokesperson Yingyong Thepjamnong has described the claims as, “fake news” and warned that those behind them could face prosecution under the Computer Crime Act. Claims that a junior officer named as Tossaporn…

  • Thailand

    Autopsy report confirms man who died in police custody died of suffocation

    A newly-released autopsy report confirmed that Jirapong Thanaphiphat, the man who died in police custody in northern Thailand’s Nakhon Sawan province, died of suffocation and not of a drug overdose. The same hospital, Sawanpracharak Hospital, initially supported the police’s account of the man’s death that he died of a drug overdose, according to Coconuts Bangkok. Jirapong’s body was cremated earlier this…

  • Thailand

    Thitisan Utthanaphon denies all accusations against him

    Thitisan Utthanaphon is denying all accusations against him concerning his role in the alleged torture/murder of a drug suspect in police custody in northern Thailand’s Nakhon Sawan’s main city police station, according to his lawyer. Thitisan’s lawyer, Chokechai Angkaew, says Thitisan denied the accusations while he was being questioned. Chokechai adds that Thitisan, aka. “Jo Ferrari” has vowed to fight…

  • Thailand

    No special protection for police that allegedly killed man in custody, says police

    Police inspector general Visanu Prasartthongosoth wants outraged citizens not to worry that officers will get off with a slap on the wrist for their alleged involvement in the torture death of the man they had in custody. Visanu says no special protection for the police officers will be given. Thai media says that despite reports that say Thitisan Utthaphol has…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | Easing restrictions? National manhunt for killer policeman | August 26

    Government officials have been meeting today to discuss the possibility of easing some restrictions. Thai police are out to catch one of their own, with a manhunt launched for former police chief Thitisan Utthanaphon, who remains on the run and a wanted man. Police have arrested seven teenagers for allegedly possessing ping pong bombs with plans to use them at…

  • Crime

    7 police officers face charges relating to suspect’s death in custody

    Arrest warrants have been issued for seven police officers who were allegedly involved in the incident where a plastic bag was put over a drug suspect’s head before he was beaten, allegedly by officers demanding a 2 million baht bribe. Reports say the man died from suffocation, but officers wrote the death off as a drug overdose. As of this…

  • Thailand

    Good Morning Thailand | Killer policeman on the run, Bangkok Sandbox | August 26

    Today, Tim, Jay and guest commentator Mike Kenner are talking about their real experience of police in Thailand and about the killer cop on the run. Police have now launched a massive manhunt for the former Nakhon Sawan police station chief who led the alleged torture leading to the death of a 24 year old drug suspect. Bangkok’s private sector…

  • Thailand

    7 arrest warrants approved for police suspects in Nakhon Sawan torture killing case

      A Thai court has approved 7 arrest warrants for police officers in Nakhon Sawan, the northern Thai province. The 7 officers are suspects in the alleged torture and subsequent killing of a suspect. A shocking video allegedly showed the police covering the suspect’s head with a plastic bag until he suffocated to death. The 7 police suspects are: Thitisan…

  • Crime

    PM orders investigation into alleged police killing of man in custody

    The PM has ordered an investigation into the alleged killing of a man while in police custody in the northern province of Nakhon Sawan. A leaked video of the alleged incident has gone viral, prompting outrage around the country. According to a Bangkok Post report, police arrested a man and woman accused of drug offences and, while questioning the pair,…

  • Crime

    Police chief transferred for probe into death during alleged extortion attempt

    A police chief in Nakhon Sawan is being transferred following allegations that he accidentally killed a man while demanding a 2 million baht bribe. A plastic bag was reportedly tied over the man’s head and he suffocated to death, but the superintendent of the station allegedly wrote the death off as drug overdose, according to Royal Thai Police inspector-general Wissanu Prasartthong-osoth.…

  • Thailand

    Police investigate claims that officer accidentally killed a man in extortion attempt

    The Royal Thai Police are looking into a report that claims a police officer from the northern Thai province Nakhon Sawan accidentally killed a suspect while the officer was attempting to extort the suspect for 2 million baht. The investigation came about after celebrity lawyer Decha Kittiwittayanan publicised the claim on Facebook. Decha’s post stated the case starts with the…

  • Thailand

    Thais thank US President Joe Biden for vaccine donation

    Thai nationals are praising US president, Joseph Robinette Biden, for donating vaccines to the Land of Smiles after a sign praised Thailand’s Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, for providing vaccines. Social media was abuzz with praise for the man that hails from The Office’s Scranton, PA. One person had a sign that read, “Mr Joe Biden, president of the United States…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Chum Saeng Hospital closed after 4 staff contract Covid-19

    After 4 staff of Chum Saeng Hospital in Nakhon Sawan were infected with Covid-19, the hospital was forced to close until July 10. The medical personnel assisted in delivering a baby and after the birth, the woman complained of chest pains. She was then tested for Covid-19 and the results came back positive. The hospital, in the Chum Saeng district…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    CCSA: Illegal gambling is a major factor in the new wave of Covid-19

    Illegal gambling has become even more of a problem as health officials try to track down elusive gamblers after a Covid-19 outbreak at a Rayong gambling den spread to other provinces. Gambling has been a major factor in the new wave of coronavirus infections as many compulsive gamblers tend to frequent various venues and also travel in groups, according to…

  • Thailand

    Central Thailand restaurant offers free boxed meals to migrants

    With some restaurants refusing to serve migrants due to fears that they might carry Covid-19, a restaurant in the Central Thailand province Nakhon Sawan is offering free food to migrant workers. Many migrants, particularly from Myanmar, have faced discrimination after the outbreak in Samut Sakhon which impacted a large community of migrant workers around the Mahachai area fishing hub. Owner…

  • Thailand

    Man’s body found tied up in upper central rice field

    A man’s tied up body has been found in a rice field early this morning in the Nong Bua district of Nakhon Sawan, an upper central province in Thailand. A Nong Bua police officer says the discovery was reported at 8am near the Moo 2 village in tambon Wang Bo. The deceased man is thought to be aged 40 –…

  • Economy

    Swiss clothing firm denies layoffs

    Contradicting earlier reports, Triumph International (Thailand) has denied any link with a garment company that laid off 800 employees on Friday. A statement from the Swiss Triumph Holding AG on yesterday said the company sold its production facilities in Thailand to Body Fashion (Thailand) 4 years ago. Accoding to the company’s head of corporate communications: “In fact, Triumph has handed…

  • Road deaths

    Village head dies in train accident in central Thailand

    The head of a central Thailand village was killed yesterday morning when a oncoming train slammed into his truck. Dokrak Meemuk, the head of Village Moo 14 in Nakhon Sawan, had just left his house to attend a meeting, according to his family. Railroad construction workers, who also guide vehicles crossing the tracks at the Ban Tharnwai railroad crossing, told…

  • Crime

    Owner of boarding school arrested for allegedly killing 15 year old student

    PHOTO: Tapakorn “Chaidaen” Sapsin, who died on June 13 by Wasukit Lao-in Police have arrested the 27 year old owner of a boarding school in Nakhon Sawan, his wife and his mother-in-law, for their alleged role in the assault of a 15 year old schoolboy earlier this month which led to his death five days later. The school owner has…

  • Thailand

    21 injured in Nakhon Sawan bus accident

    PHOTOS: ศูนย์อุบัติเหตุทุกพื้นที่ทั่วประเทศไทย 21 passengers travelling on a bus have sustained minor injuries in a bus accident in Nakhon Sawan early this morning. Nakhon Sawan is a province north of Bangkok in Central Thailand. Tha Tako rescue workers were notified of the incident on Baan Khao Noi – Panomrok Road in Tha Tako District in Nakhon Sawan just after midnight. Emergency…

  • Thailand

    Helicopter crashes in Nakhon Sawan

    A helicopter from the Royal Rain-making and Agricultural Aviation Department has crash-landed while on a training flight in Nakhon Sawan, north of Bangkok, yesterday. The pilot, a co-pilot and a mechanic escaped with only minor injuries after the chopper crashed into an empty field and caught fire. Rescuers managed to extinguish the fire. Department officials said that the helicopter developed…