Senate body to review case

Senate body to review case

The Senate committee on human rights, freedom and consumer protection is to set up a panel to look into the much-criticised handling of the ongoing police probe into the death of TV actress Nida "Tangmo" Patcharaveerapong.

When formed it is expected to next week summon officials from the Nonthaburi police, the Police General Hospital Institute of Forensic Medicine and the Office of the Police Forensic Science for questioning, Senator Somchai Sawaengkan said yesterday.

Khunying Porntip Rojanasunan, the well-known forensic expert-turned senator, who will also be a member of the committee, will observe a second post mortem requested by the late actress' mother.

Senator Kamnoon Sidhisamarn will observe the inspection of security cameras at Rama VII Bridge, which are believed to hold more clues as to what actually happened on Feb 24. Khunying Porntip said she expects the second autopsy to shed more light on the most asked question -- whether the huge cut on one of Tangmo's thighs occurred before or after she fell in the Chao Phraya River.

"This case has been strange right from the start," she said.

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