A 58-year-old woman was injured when she fell and was stepped on during a tussle between Dhammakaya Temple monks and police Monday morning.
At 8:20 am, monks were seen aggressively advancing toward lines of police and officials from the Department of Special Investigation blocking a small road that leads to Gate 5 and 6.
The monks apparently tried to pressure the officials to leave the road and stop the blockage so that more laymen followers of the temple could join those inside the compound in a prolonged battle to prevent officials from continuing the search for elusive former abbot Phra Dhammachayo.
The woman was caught in the middle of the pushing by both sides. She fell and was later rescued by rescuers of a foundation. She was rushed to a hospital.
At the press time, the woman could still give her account to officials at the hospital.