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06 February 2013 :: 13:02:18 pm 71569

Mad Monk Hacks Neck Of 75-Year-Old Temple Boy

A recently ordained 29-year-old monk was arrested at a Sriracha temple for slashing the neck of a temple boy with a knife. The monk showed signs of mental illness and accused the temple boy of stealing his clothes. The temple boy is in critical condition at Chonburi hospital.
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CHONBURI – February 5, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]: At 11.30 a.m., a report of a monk using a knife to slash a temple boy was received by Pol. Capt. Chamnarn Korkerd, officer on duty, Laem Chabang police station. He notified Pol. Col. Sakraphee Pheawphanich, Superintendent, Laem Chabang police station; and Pol. Lt. Col. Tharathep Tuphanich, Deputy Superintendent, and went to inspect the scene together.

The incident occurred at Khao Thoongwua temple Moo 6 Tambon Thoongsukkhala, Amphur Sriracha. Bystanders had taken the injured victim to Aow Udom hospital. He was identified as “Mr. Pech,” age 75, a temple boy who had lived there for 15 years.

At the temple, police found the suspect, identified as monk Shinnakorn Kankerd, age 29, of Khao Thoongwua temple, who had only been ordained a month ago. The suspect monk had changed from his monk’s robes and was wearing civilian clothes, but had a crazed look.

The suspect had used the knife with a 5-inch blade to hack the neck of the temple boy and severely injuring him. The knife was hidden in the storeroom, which is the room of the victim. Police found the monk’s bag and robes hidden in a nearby tub. The police tried to question the suspect, by the monk gave evasive answers and was difficult to understand.

The Abbot of Khao Thoongwua temple brought the robes for the disturbed monk to wear again, and conducted the ceremony for him to leave the monkhood.

Witnesses told police that the suspect had shown symptoms of a severe neurosis. He then accused Mr. Pech of stealing his clothes, and they had a severe quarrel. Then the monk Shinnakorn used a knife to hack at Mr. Pech’s neck until he fell down on the ground.

Then monk Shinnakorn hid the knife and changed into civilian clothes in order to escape the scene. After hearing the witnesses, the police restrained the suspect and took him to investigate at Laem Chabang police station.

When the police went to check the victim at Aow Udom hospital, they found that the Temple Boy Pech had suffered serious injuries to his neck, and his trachea was almost completely torn. He remained unconscious as the doctor tried to assist him. The victim was transported to Chonburi hospital, which has modern equipment that can better treat his injuries.

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