Parents ask CSD to probe son's death

Parents ask CSD to probe son's death

Thanawit Sitkhachawan's parents submit a petition at the Crime Suppression Division seeking a re-investigation into the death of their son. Apichart Jinakul
Thanawit Sitkhachawan's parents submit a petition at the Crime Suppression Division seeking a re-investigation into the death of their son. Apichart Jinakul

The parents of a man found dead under mysterious circumstances on March 8 in Trang's Ratsada district, are urging police to launch a new probe into their son's death, as they are not convinced by the results of an initial police probe that concluded he died from an electric shock.

According to Wiang Sitkhachawan, 57, and Khreauwan Sitkhachawan, 58, their son, Thanawit Sitkhachawan, had a conflict with a man who was seeing his girlfriend and who is an adopted child of a local police officer.

After a police probe concluded that Thanawit died from electrocution, his parents sought another forensic examination at Songklanagarind Hospital in Hat Yai district, which found that their son had died as a result of a severe blunt force trauma to the head.

In response to their calls, Ratsada district police chief Pol Col Preedee Nakchuay told the Bangkok Post that their investigation into the case is still ongoing. "Our investigation has not yet concluded," he said.

Pol Col Preedee said that the case resurfaced after Pol Lt Gen Ronnasin Pusara, the commissioner of Provincial Police Region 9, was reassigned by Trang's Provincial Police chief to oversee the investigation.

The parents, accompanied by Ronnarong Kaeophet, the president of a network campaigning for justice, on Monday filed a petition with the Crime Suppression Division's Sub-Division 6 to look into the case.

Mr Wiang and his wife had earlier petitioned Trang provincial police to re-launch a probe into their son's death, but the police took no further action.

Ms Khreauwan said her son had told her two days before his death that his girlfriend had cheated on him with the police official's adopted son.

She also said that the messages on his son's phone were deleted by his girlfriend before it was returned.


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