Acting metropolitan police commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Sanit Mahathavorn gave an assurance on Wednesday that all the six youths suspected of beating to death a cripple will be dealt with strictly in accordance with the letters of the law despite the fact that some of them are children of the police.
Ms Thunyachanok Srichan, the elder sister of the victim, Mr Somkiart Srichan, told the media that she was not sure that the case would be treated fairly by the police because some of the suspects were sons of policemen. She also complained that she was worried with her own safety after she was threatened.
Sanit said that police would proceed with the case in accordance with the evidences collected. He also warned that additional charges would be slapped against any of the suspects if they resorted to intimidation against the victim’s relatives.
The six suspects have been charged with murder. Five of them have been held in custody at Bangkok Special Prison and the sixth is hospitalized.
Two women who were seen in surveillance camera footages shouting and urging the suspects to attack the cripple have been summoned by police to testify. Police said they wanted to know whether the two women were involved in the incident and should be charged or not.