A DNA test has confirmed that former railway worker Wanchai Saengkhao raped a girl on a southern train last Sunday, officials said, as calls for the death penalty mounted.
Activists rally in Pathumwan district of Bangkok on Saturday to demand death for rapists. (Photo by Apchit Jinakul)
Samples collected from the body of the 13-year-old girl showed conclusively that the rapist was Mr Wanchai, said Pol Maj Gen Dr Pornchai Suteerakune, the head of the Institute of Forensic Medicine (IFM).
The 22-year-old man had been hired to make up beds on State Railway of Thailand Train No. 174 from Surat Thani to Bangkok. Police said he confessed to raping the girl and throwing her body out of the train as it passed through Prachuap Khiri Khan.
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