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Mother seeks truth behind son's killing

The mother of slain protest-rally leader Sutin Tharatin called on the police yesterday to ask about the latest developments and urged for the investigation to be speeded up, especially since there seem to be no results after nine months.

Sutin, leader of the Students and People's Network for Thailand's Reform (STR), was killed while rallying at an advance-polling station in front of Sri Iam temple in Bang Na district in Bangkok on January 26.

His mother Saroj submitted a letter to acting Metropolitan Police chief Pol Lt-General Jakthip Chaijinda, asking for information about the progress of the investigation into her son's death.

Thotsaphon Kaewthima, a fellow STR leader, said the police did not seem to have moved forward in the probe into Sutin's death. He added that an arrest warrant had been issued against an STR member, but said it was impossible that this person killed Sutin as they were both in the same vehicle at the time of the shooting.


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