Pattaya Daily News

24 November 2008 :: 03:11:58 am 10061

Pattaya Reporter Brutally Attacked

A local cable TV reporter has claimed he was viciously attacked and his life threatened by an ex village head man.
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On 23 November 2008 Mr. Kunakorn Krutjon (26) from Naklua, Chonburi, reported the incident to Banglamung police investigator, police lieutenant Nitipoom Butwong at 12.30 pm

This is his account of the events as related to the police:

Mr. Kunakorn drove his car from the Big-C superstore at 11.30 pm. heading towards Ban Pong, Banglamung, Chonburi to drop off his friend, Ms. Nisachon Kulcheuah (23), at her house.

While he was parking his car on the road in front of her house her brother in law, Mr. Narin or “S” Naknual, the BanPong village ex-head man unexpectedly ran to his car from behind and smashed the back seat window and reached in to open the door. Mr. Kunakorn said he was shocked to see Mr. Narin had a gun in his hand with which he tried to shoot him but fortunately he managed to dodge the bullet and jumped into the back seat.

Mr. Narin shouted: “Get out of the car now” and carried on shooting into the air. When Mr.Kunakorn came out of the car, the attacker immediately started striking the victim in the head with his gun and hit him repeatedly until he fell down on the ground before pulling him into his house and continuing to beat him up more.

The attacker continued to threaten him, shouting “Where should I bury you!?”. The reporter begged him for his life and Mr. Narin eventually let him go after which he managed to drive to Banglamung Hospital. Mr. Kunakorn, who had 4 stitches on the back of his head and bruises on his body, registered his report and the police interviewed eyewitnesses.

Police inspected his car, a black Toyota Vios, no. 8859 and found bullets, bullet cases and a bullet mark at the ignition key hole.

The new Pattaya superintendent Pol. Col. Somnuek Chanket , who has just replaced Pol. Col. Noppadol Wongnorm, said this case is very brutal and the attacker had challenged the police. He said that they would be able to bring the suspect to justice soon in spite of the fact he was a powerful man in the local area.

Mr. Chaiyos Poopatpong, the Pattaya Media Association Chief, said the case is in the hands of the police and the suspect must be brought to justice as soon as possible. In the meantime, he would hold an emergency meeting with the Media Association members for urgent discussion.

Reporter : Jirrawat   Photo : Jirrawat   Category : Crime News

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