A Thai man arrested on petty drug charges died in police custody after being beaten by 10 fellow inmates.
The swollen, lifeless body of Karan Kanpakdee, 28, was discovered around noon March 4 in a second-floor Pattaya Police Station cell. He’d been dead for about five hours.
Security camera footage showed about 10 inmates beating Karan around 2 a.m. that morning, but police did nothing to stop the assault. After the attack, Karan was separated into a different cell where he later died.
A man was beaten to death and left to die on a pile of trash just inside these doors.
The Kampangphet man had been arrested for allegedly consuming illegal drugs.
Lt. Col. Tarathep Tupanit said a committee will review why police on duty at the time did not intervene in the fight or care for the injured man afterward.
Meanwhile, all 10 of the dead man’s cellmates will be charged with his death, Tarathep said.