In Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, police have arrested two young teenagers, ages 13 and 15, on suspicion of murdering a fellow student, age 15, by drowning her in a pond.
Reports indicate that envy played a role in the incident since the victim had become close to the partner of one of the defendants.
On Saturday, the two unnamed suspects and the chief of the Bua Yai police station, Pol Col Thatchaphon Songsaeng, reenacted the crime near the Bueng Hua Yai pond. Angry locals gathered at the scene to denounce the perpetrators.
Police made the arrest on Friday after reviewing surveillance footage from the victim’s home in Bua Yai that showed the two suspects riding a motorbike to the residence on the night in question.
They eventually dumped the girl’s body in the pond on Thursday morning.
After learning that the victim was close with one of the suspects’ boyfriends, the two girls reportedly got into a fight with her. The victim was a Mathayom Suksa 3 (Grade 9) student at a school in Bua Yai.
After the fight got out of hand, the suspects threw her into the pond and sat on top of her until she drowned.
Invoking local beliefs, the victim’s distraught mother and family performed a religious rite at the scene of the crime in order to coax her soul back to the afterlife.
In the coming days, the police will bring in psychologists to question the adolescent suspects alongside the police.
Thailand, like many countries, unfortunately experiences cases of homicide involving teenagers from time to time. These cases can be the result of various factors, including personal disputes, gang violence, or other criminal activities.
The Thai authorities work to investigate and prosecute those responsible for such crimes, and efforts are made to address the underlying social issues that contribute to youth violence.
Police arrest Chinese national
Yesterday, Pol Maj Gen Teeradet Thamsuri announced the arrest of a Chinese national in the Si Racha district of Chon Buri province, on suspicion of involvement in a robbery that occurred on September 22 in Bangkok’s Huai Khwang area.
Lui Jian, 34, was named as the suspect by the head of the Investigation Division of the Metropolitan Police Bureau.
On Tuesday, police found him in possession of a Criminal Court warrant for armed robbery and illegally carrying a firearm and knife.
Mr. Liu and five other Chinese nationals allegedly broke into a home in the Kesinee Ville housing estate in the Sam Sen Nok section of Bangkok’s Huai Khwang district on September 22 at around 8.40pm, while the Chinese tenants were out.
When they got back to the residence, the armed robbers stole all their possessions, including three black Chanel purses for a combined 540,000 baht, a Bulgari diamond-studded white gold ring worth 627,500 baht, and a Cartier diamond-studded white gold ring worth 1.69 million baht.
The thieves also made off with a black Rimowa purse worth 55,000 baht in addition to two iPhone 14 Pro smartphones worth 90,000 baht.
After learning the identities of the six suspects, police secured arrest orders from the Criminal Court. Mr. Liu was one of the last to leave the nation, and he rented a room in the tambon Bo Win of the Si Racha district of Chon Buri.
On Wednesday, the police located him at a Chinese restaurant in tambon Bo Win, hauled him in for questioning, and then charged him. Mr. Liu has denied wrongdoing.