Police say they will oppose bail for Police General Hospital doctor Supat Laohawattana as they investigate his alleged involvement in the murder of at least four people. The doctor's request for early retirement will likely be denied.
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Pol Col Supat Laohawattana, a Police General Hospital doctor is pictured inside his cell at Tha Mai Ruak police station where he was held Sunday. TAWATCHAI KEMGUMNERD
Supat to be sacked from Police Hospital
One of the skeletons found in Dr Supat's orchard. TAWATCHAI KEMGUMNERD
Police General Hospital doctor Supat Laohawattana will be dismissed from the hospital after he was arrested and accused of murdering at least four people, hospital director Jongjate Aojanepong said Sunday.
Police took Pol Col Supat, who was arrested in Phetchaburi's Cha-am district on Saturday evening, from the Provincial Police Region 7 in Nakhon Pathom to Tha Mai Ruak police station in Phetchaburi at 2.30am yesterday.
The doctor appeared stressed and he did not sleep the whole night, police said.
Pol Lt Gen Jongjate said he would sign Pol Col Supat's dismissal order today and would ask the Royal Thai Police to reject Pol Col Supat's early retirement request.
Pol Lt Gen Jongjate said an officer who is a suspect in a criminal case is not eligible for the early retirement scheme.
Pol Col Supat has been accused of killing Thai couple Samart Noomjui and his wife Orasa Kerdsap, who went missing in 2009.
A Myanmar worker has accused the doctor of killing two other workers at his 40-rai orchard in Phetchaburi's Tha Yang district.
Police searched Pol Col Supat's orchard for a fourth consecutive day yesterday.
A backhoe tractor was deployed to dig up spots where corpses were believed to be buried.
Police, however, found nothing and had to call off the search due to heavy rain.
The search will resume today, said Pol Col Pichai Pokpong, chief of Tha Mai Ruak police station which is responsible for the search.
Sawang Noomjui, Samart's father, yesterday asked police to file a murder charge against Pol Col Supat with Tha Mai Ruak police.
Mr Sawang said he asked them to file the charge after police found a male skeleton and clothes which he believed belonged to his son, at Pol Col Supat's orchard.
"Of course, I'm afraid of his influence because he is a senior police officer, but I have to fight for my son," said Mr Sawang, who also accused Pol Col Supat of threatening him after he tried to investigate the death of Samart and Orasa.
Relatives of a couple allegedly killed by Pol Col Supat hold placards opposing his release on bail at Tha Mai Ruak police station TAWATCHAI KEMGUMNERD
About a dozen of Orasa's relatives yesterday gathered at Tha Mai Ruak police station, where Pol Col Supat was detained, to protest against any temporary release.
Tha Mai Ruak police chief Pol Col Pichai insisted police will oppose Pol Col Supat's bail request and will today seek the court's permission to extend his detention. Police have so far pressed three charges against Pol Col Supat: stealing, possessing stolen items, and illegally detaining people.
Police would press an additional charge of murder against him if a forensic examination of one of the three skeletons found at the doctor's orchard confirms that it belongs to any of the missing persons, said Pol Lt Gen Hanpol Nitwibun, commissioner of Provincial Police Region 7.
cell – a small room where a prisoner is kept ห้องขังนักโทษ
sack – to remove someone from a job ปลดออกจากตำแหน่ง
dismiss – to force someone to leave their job ไล่ออกจากตำแหน่ง
arrest – (of the police) to take someone to a police station because they are believed to have committed a crime จับกุม
murder – to commit the crime of killing someone deliberately ฆาตกรรม, สังหาร
appear – to seem ดูเหมือนจะ, ดูเหมือนว่า
stressed – affected by pressure, worry, etc. วิตกกังวล
reject – to not agree with a request, offer or proposal ปฏิเสธ ไม่ยอมรับ
retirement – the time when you stop working, especially because of old age เกษียณอายุ
suspect – a person who is thought to have committed a crime ผู้ต้องสงสัย
criminal – relating to illegal acts เกี่ยวกับอาชญากรรม
eligible – allowed by rules or laws to do something or to receive something มีสิทธิ
scheme – a plan that is developed by a government or large organisation in order to provide a particular service for people แผนการ โครงการ
orchard – an area of land where fruit trees are grown สวนหรือแปลงผลไม้
skeleton – the structure of bones that supports the body of a person or an animal โครงกระดูก
consecutive – following one after another in order ติดต่อกัน
backhoe – a large vehicle with machinery for digging, used in building roads, etc. รถขุดหรือรถเจาะ
deploy – to put in place ready for use นำมาใช้
corpse – a dead body ศพ
bury – to put something into the ground ฝัง
search – looking somewhere or through something carefully in order to find something การค้นหา
due to – because of เนื่องจาก
resume – to begin again after stopping for a period of time เริ่มอีกครั้ง
responsible for – to have a duty to do something มีความรับผิดชอบ, มีความรับผิดชอบ
file charges – to accuse someone officially of committing a crime ตั้งข้อกล่าวหา
male – being a man or a boy ผู้ชาย
influence – the power to have an effect on people or things อิทธิพล
senior – with a high rank or position อาวุโส
threaten – to say you might or will do something bad or harmful, especially in order to make someone do something ขู่
investigate – to try to find out the facts about something in order to learn the truth about it ตรวจสอบหาความจริง
relative – a member of your family ญาติพี่น้อง
couple – two people who are married or are involved in a romantic relationship คู่แต่งงานกัน, คุ่รัก
allegedly – claimed to have done something wrong, but not yet proven ที่กล่าวหา
placard – a large written or printed notice that is put in a public place or carried in a march or protest ป้ายประกาศ, แผ่นประกาศ
release – allowing someone to go free การปล่อยตัว
bail – money that is given to a court when someone is allowed to stay out of prison until their trial. If they do not return for the trial, the court keeps the money เงินประกัน; การประกันตัว
oppose – to disagree with or not approve of a plan or policy คัดค้าน
gather – to come together in a group รวมกลุ่ม, รวมตัวกัน
detained – kept in a place and not allowed to leave กักตัว ควบคุมตัวหรือฝากขัง
protest – to make a strong complaint or disagreement ประท้วง
temporary – existing, done or used for only a limited period of time ชั่วคราว
insist – to keep saying very firmly that something is true ยืนกราน ยืนยัน
permission – allowing someone to do something การอนุญาต,การอนุมัติ,การยินยอม
extend – to add more time ยืดออกไป
press charges – to accuse someone officially of committing a crime ตั้งข้อกล่าวหา
possess – to have or own something ครอบครอง, ถือครอง
item – a single article or object รายการ, รายการสิ่งของ
illegally – in a way that is against the law อย่างผิดกฎหมาย
forensic – relating to the use of scientific methods to solve crimes or to find out why something happened เกี่ยวกับนิติวิทยาศาสตร์
commissioner – the head of a particular police force in some countries หัวหน้ากรม