Five policemen convicted of murdering a 17-year-old man from Kalasin were released on bail Tuesday by the Criminal Court.
A key witness, the teenage victim's aunt, said she would seek to extend her enrolment in a witness protection programme now that the convicted killers have been set free.
Pikul Prohmchan, one of three key witnesses in the murder case, said she would petition the Department of the Special Investigation (DSI) because the release of the five convicts - three of whom were sentenced to death - could put her life in jeopardy. "I'm afraid that we might be killed before the convicts receive the capital punishment," she said.
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