Pattaya Daily News

09 February 2013 :: 16:02:34 pm 71689

Disabled Beggar Girl Employed By Enterprising Aunt

A 34-year-old Surin woman and her 13-year-old disabled niece were detained by police after the girl was seen begging on Pattaya Beach Road in front of the Hard Rock Hotel. The girl was sent to a children’s center, and her aunt will be charged with illegal human trading.
Advertise Here

PATTAYA – February 8, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 7:30 p.m., a report of a disabled girl wandering to beg for money on Pattaya Beach Road was received by Pol. Lt. Col. Ormsin Sukkarnkha, expert investigation officer, acting to help the Center of Protecting Children, Teenagers and Women, police section 2.

After being notified, he commanded Pol. Lt. Varakorn Bannasit, Pol. Lt. Nitiphat Hemakulseth, and Pol. Sub. Lt. Somdej Anuphot, Deputy inspector to inspect the scene with a police team.

The girl was seen begging in the area opposite to Hard Rock hotel, Pattaya Moo 9 Tambon Nong Preu, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province. The plainclothes police dispersed forces to inspect on the sidewalk of Beach Road and saw the girl, about age 13, who had two disabled legs that were lean and small, a curved back and a big tumor at her breast.

She was sitting with a glass jar in front of her, to ask for money from the Thais and foreigners walking past. The girl looked so pitiful that many people stopped and gave her money. But police noticed a stocky Thai woman sitting a short distance away from the girl. Periodically the woman would walk to the girl and remove the money in the glass jar.

After observing her behavior for a while, the police went to arrest her. The suspect was identified as Ms. Raporn Boonjantheuk, age 34, from Tambon Kae, Amphur Rattanaburi, Surin province.

Police searched her body and found an assortment of coins and banknotes totalling 1,200 THB, which they kept for evidence. Officers restrained Ms. Raporn to investigate, and brought the disabled girl to a social worker, Mr. Mongkol Boonthos, to ask her questions and get information.

During questioning, Ms. Raporn confessed that the girl was her 13-year-old niece, and is the daughter of her older sister. At the end of January, Ms. Raporn went to pick up her niece from Surin province, and told her sister that she would bring the girl to Pattaya to feed and support, because she felt pity that her niece is disabled.

At first Ms. Raporn had planned to sell shrimp and squid, but she didn’t have money to invest. So she let her niece beg for money at Pattaya Beach. Each day her niece would make between 1,000 to 2,000 baht from begging.

The social worker Mr. Mongkol questioned the girl, who said her mother is a farmer at her hometown in Surin province, and her family is rather poor. The girl said she was born disabled, so she never studied in school.

After her aunt picked her up to live in Pattaya, at first her aunt let her sell toffee and gums. But later her aunt let her sit to beg for money. The police will send the disabled girl to restore her mind temporarily at the Banglamung shelter for children and families.

The police will also coordinate with the social worker in Surin province to survey the living conditions of the girl’s family, to determine whether her family can feed her or not. They will proceed accordingly, depending on what they find out.

As for the aunt, the police charged her with engaging in human trade and having forced, threatened, persuaded, supported or acted with any cause to take her niece to be a beggar in order to seek the benefits.

Reporter : Tanasab   Photo : Tanasab   Category : Crime News

Comments in News


    
CAPTCHA Image
*

The messages you read here are opinions from the public and posted into the Forum automatically. The systems owner is not responsible for any content in the Forum or any comments posted. There is no proof that the contents posted are genuine or not, even if the name of the poster is real, th erefore, please use common sense when reading the Forum. If there are topics which are against the law or immoral, please contact webmaster@pattayadailynews.com

khun kamluan