Police Region 8 Commander, Pol Lt-General Sorasak Yenprem, has ordered an urgent investigation and search to find the man who allegedly attacked a Russian woman on Koh Phi Phi on New Year’s night.
The 28-year-old Russian woman (who wished to remain anonymous) was celebrating the New Year’s Eve with her mother on Phi Phi.
According to the police report, she was physically attacked by a man, who she detailed as “tall and slim” at about 180cm and believed to be a foreigner, between about 2am and 3am on January 1.
She was unconscious for at least two hours at the scene until her mother was able to locate her and take her to a local clinic. The mother and daughter left the island to stay in a hotel on Phuket the following day.
The woman was still suffering psychologically and physically from the attack the next day and felt uncomfortable when urinating, so the hotel arranged a hospital visit.
Following a medical check, the doctor told the woman that her bladder was damaged and must use a bypass tube to urinate. Her right leg, right foot and hips have also been fractured.
The Russian tourist and her mother arrived in Bangkok on December 24 before travelling to Phuket and extended their trip to Koh Phi Phi to bring in the New Year.
“We have received the report of the attack already but we are still questioning the woman and seeking witnesses as her explanation was unclear – we need further information,” said the Police Region 8 Commander. “I have ordered the Krabi Police Commander as well as an investigative team from Phuket and Krabi as well as the Forensic Police to gather evidence at the scene.”