Student in security guard beating surrenders to police
The Ramkhamhaeng University student, who allegedly led six friends in a brutal assault on a security guard over a parking dispute on Sunday, surrendered to police Wednesday night.
Saying he would not testify to police but only in court, 23-year-old Panjapol Tuenpakdi was refused bail and remains in police custody.
A third year student at the Business Administration Faculty, Panjapol turned himself in at Hua Mark police station at 11pm Wednesday, responding to a warrant issued after the assault of security guard Thawichart Soimas, 52. The attack was also captured in images and published on Facebook.
Panjapol, the owner of a Chevrolet car at the centre of dispute, was identified by Thawichart on Wednesday as his attacker, leading to the issuing of the warrant.
The initial investigation found that the guard stopped the student and his friend from parking in a prohibited area, leading to a fistfight. Other people then stepped in to assist the guard and succeeded in separating the two. After the fight, Thawichart took photos of the car and its license plate for evidence and went to have lunch at the cafeteria, where he was attacked by the student and six of his friends. Thawichart was hospitalised for injuries to his head and face injuries, a broken right leg and severe bruising all over his body.