Teen’s murder shows need for kidnap agency (Bangkok)

Kidnap cases can be especially dangerous in Thailand, with the lives of victims hanging in the balance more than in many countries due to the lack of a dedicated agency for abduction cases.

The mother of a student killed by his abductors says his case was ignored (by the police)

“In resolving cases of kidnap or ransom demands, the most important thing is for the victim to survive,” said Pol Lt Col Theeradech Thamsuthee, a deputy chief of the Crime Suppression Division’s Sub-division 1.

He is part of the team investigating a recent kidnapping case which culminated in a teenaged Kasetsart University student being found dead in a canal after his mother failed to pay the ransom demanded by his captors for his release.

“A poorly planned rescue attempt can lead to a loss of life,” said Pol Lt Col Theeradech. “Even if the suspects are eventually arrested, it may be too late to save the victim’s life.”

Many unidentified corpses could have been the victims of kidnapping cases that were never reported, or which were reported but police failed to take seriously, he said.
She filed a complaint with Chokechai police station, which covers the area where her son’s university dormitory is located. But the police failed to act on the complaint.

Bangkok Post


About Antoni Uni

I am born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and went to Spain, l'Escala - Costabrava, in 1988. After 15 years I made a mistake and went travelling in S.E. Asia. and in 2005 I dropped down in Bangkok where I still live. Mijn website met foto's is: http://www.antoniuniphotography.com/
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