The Criminal Court yesterday ruled that a soldier killed on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road in front of the National Memorial in the Don Muang area during the 2010 political unrest was hit by a high-velocity bullet fired from a military-calibre weapon.
The court identified the soldier as Pvt Narongrit Sala, attached to the 2nd Infantry Battalion of the Kanchanaburi-based 9th Infantry Division.
Pvt Narongrit was a member of a military patrol on duty during a clash between security forces and red-shirt protesters.
A high-velocity bullet fired from a military-calibre weapon hit him in his left eyebrow and pierced his skull and his brain, killing him, the court said.
Meanwhile, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) will file additional lawsuits against former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy prime minister at the time, Suthep Thaugsuban, after the court's earlier rulings in two cases involving the 2010 red-shirt protests.
Mr Tarit said new charges will include the premeditated murder of 14-year-old Kunakorn "Nong Isa" Srisuwan and attempted murder of Samon Maithong.
The Criminal Court ruled in December last year that Kunakorn was killed by a military gunshot on Mor Leng Road in front of the OA cinema about 20 metres off Ratchaprarop Road on May 15, 2010.
The court said Mr Samorn was seriously wounded by military gunshots as he was driving a van into the army's restricted zone near a military checkpoint at Ratchaprarop Airport Rail Link station on the same day.
About the author
- Writer: Post Reporters