District Chief Chawalit Saeng-Uthai said the Banglamung Tourist Aid Committee also agreed to compensate two other Bangladeshis who were injured in the incident with 40,000 baht each.
Jahangir Hossain (center), head of Pattaya’s Bangladesh community, representing 3 recent Bangladeshi crime victims, accepts aid from Banglamung District Chief Chawalit Saeng-Uthai.
Mizanur Rahman, 54, was found dead and Sanjib Saha, 59, and Harunur Rashid Munshi, 54, in a coma in their ransacked Naklua area hotel room May 13. Beach Road prostitute Malee Jindawong, 37, was captured at the Tui Apartments on Soi Bongkot the next day.
The Bangladeshis had brought Malee back to their room about 1 a.m. and, according to the suspect, blocked the door to prevent her from leaving. Police said she confessed to drugging the men in order to escape.
Despite the tawdry circumstances, Chawalit said the committee decided to compensate the two surviving victims and the dead man’s family to help repair the area’s image overseas.
The Tourist Aid Committee, in an unrelated move, also agreed to compensate Janthapha Riebroi with 20,000 baht for a physical attack she suffered May 17.