Determined family rescues girl

An an alert family in Chon Buri rescued a three-year-old girl who had been taken away by beggars.

Wiset Sam-ang, 36, left, father of Nong Phomphaem, in the middle, and her mother, Aphinya Sumaphan, 31, return home in Samut Prakan after the girl was rescued from two beggars in Chon Buri on Tuesday night. The girl was abducted earlier this month. SUTHIWIT CHAYUTWORAKAN

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Girl rescued from beggar duo

Sutthiwit Chayutworakan

CHON BURI : A three-year-old girl who was reported missing from her home in Samut Prakan province early this month has been found by an alert family in Chon Buri 60km away where she was made to beg for money.

At about 9pm on Tuesday, the Muang district police station in Chon Buri was alerted by a couple and their daughter that they had found Sirinthip Sam-ang, or Nong Phomphaem.

Wara Phanprasert said he, his wife Inthong and their daughter, Thanyawan were having dinner at a restaurant when Ms Thanyawan spotted the girl who was being taken to beg for money by a woman.

He said his daughter told him that the girl looked very much like the one whose picture had appeared in newspapers. She had been reported missing from her home in Samut Prakan.

The family walked up to the woman and asked her about the girl. The woman insisted she was her biological daughter.

The family asked the little girl if the woman was her mother. The girl, who looked scruffy and tired, said "yes".

Mr Wara said the woman told him she had the girl's birth certificate, though not with her.

Mr Wara said he and his family were suspicious and decided to follow the girl and the woman for awhile. They then alerted the police.

The family lost sight of the girl and the woman, but spotted the two later accompanied by a man.

The family asked the man if the girl was his daughter. The man replied the girl had been taken from a temple and he had adopted her.

Mr Wara said the man asked to go to the toilet but the family demanded he leave the girl with them. The man and woman then left the area and they did not see them again.

The family took the girl to the police station where officers contacted her parents in Samut Prakan. The parents travelled to the police station to be reunited with their daughter.

Several bruises were found on the girl's body. She said the bruises were sustained from being pinched and hit by the man and woman who forced her to lie down and beg for money on a footbridge.

She had not been given anything to eat for the whole day before she was rescued on Tuesday night.

determined – having made a firm decision to do something and to not let anyone prevent you  แน่นอน,ซึ่งตัดสินใจแล้ว
rescue – to save a person or animal from a dangerous or unpleasant situation ช่วยชีวิต
beggar – a person who lives by asking people for money or food คนขอทาน
abduct – to take somebody away illegally, especially using force  ลักพาตัว
duo – two people who work together or do something together สองคน, คู่
alert – (1) able to think quickly; quick to notice things  ตื่นตัว, ตั้งท่า,  เตรียมพร้อม (2)– to tell someone in about a danger or problem so that they can take action to deal with it เตือนภัย
couple – two people who are married or are involved in a romantic relationship คุ่รัก
spot – to see or notice สังเกตเห็น
insist – to keep saying very firmly that something is true ยืนกราน ยืนยัน
biological (parent) – natural (actual) parent, not someone who has adopted a child พ่อแม่จริง
scruffy – untidy or dirty สกปรก, ไม่เป็นระเบียบ
certificate – an official document or record stating that particular facts are true  ประกาศนียบัตร เกียรติบัตร
suspicious – a feeling that someone or something cannot be trusted — มีความสงสัย, ด้วยความสงสัย, สงสัย, พิรุธ
accompany – to go with someone ไปกับ,ไปด้วยกัน,ไปเป็นเพื่อน
adopt – to take someone else’s child into your family and legally make him or her your own child รับเลี้ยงเป็นลูก
demand – to ask for something very firmly เรียกร้อง, ต้องการ
reunite – to bring together again รวมกันใหม่
bruise – a mark that you get on your body if you are hit or if you knock against something  แผลฟกช้ำ, รอยฟกช้ำ
sustain – to experience, injury, damage, loss, etc. ประสบกับ (ความสูญเสีย การเจ็บป่วย)
pinch – to take a piece of somebody's skin between your thumb and first finger and squeeze hard, especially to hurt the person หยิก

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