'Berserk' soldier kills 2, wounds 5

national September 15, 2011 00:00

By The Nation

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A conscript in Narathiwat's Ba Cho district reportedly went berserk and opened fire at his supervisors, killing two and injuring five, before turning the gun on himself yesterday morning.

Police along with military officers rushed to the Jampakor Base in Tambon Bareh Neu at 8am following a report that Private Russalam Molae, 22, had fired his M16 rifle at a group of soldiers.

Commander RN Jakkapong Apimahatham said it was yet to be determined why Russalam shot the officers and killed himself.

Meanwhile, Narathiwat deputy governor Dejrat Simsiri, on behalf of HM the King, yesterday presented royally-granted soil for the burial ceremonies of two village defence volunteers killed in the August 26 bomb attack in Reu Soh district.

The family of Sulgiflee Tayae, 30, received the royally-granted soil at the Reeyeng cemetery in Tambon Laloh, while the family of Mayari Lateh, 36, received the royally-granted soil at the Kampong Dusong cemetery in Tambon Batong. Dejrat also presented the two families the Bangrajan medals, certificates and assistance money from Army Region 4.