Police are stepping up the manhunt for a 34-year-old taxi driver after the Criminal Court approved a warrant for his arrest, the Bangkok police chief said on Monday.
Pol Lt-General Sanit Mahathavorn, commissioner of Metropolitan Police Bureau, said the court had approved an arrest warrant for Komsan Totim.
He was accused of attempting to rape a 27-year-old Myanmar passenger on Saturday morning as she traveled to her house on Pattanakarn Road. The driver allegedly took her to a remote area on another road and attempted to rape her.
The woman managed to fight off the attack and also used her smartphone to record Komsan’s driver ID card.
While she was running from the taxi, another taxi driver spotted her and took her to a police station to file a complaint.
Sanit said Huay Kwang police had failed to find Komsan at his rented room in Huay Kwang.
Sanit advised women passengers to use registered services to hail taxis.