Nitirat academic Worachaet Pakeerut was attacked by two unidentied men and sustained injuries at the parking lof of Thammasat University, Metropolitan Police commissioner said on Wednesday.
“Police are checking security cameras at the Tha Phrachan campus in order to identify the suspects,” Lt General Wichai Thongsong said.
Wichai said pollice were persuing all leads and had not drawn conclusion on the motive behind the attack.
Following the attack, Worachet underwent a medical check-up at Thonburi Hospital and filed a complaint. Chana Songkhram police station has the jurisdiction over the case.
Speaking to reporters after his treatment, Worachet said he was talking to a lecturer from Mahidol Universti when two men sneaked from behind to deliver several puches in his face.
“I was hit and everything happened so suddenly that I could not even remember the profile of my attackers,” he said.
He sustained bruises and some minor cuts in the face.
Thanapol Eawsakul, editor of Fa Diew Kan magazine, said he was a witness at the scene, seeing two attackers fleeing by a motorcycle.
Anti-coup activist Sombat Boonngarm-anong tweeted that the motorcycle license plate was Mo Tho 684.
Worachet is the core leader of Nitirat academic group spearheading a campaign to amend the lese majeste law. He is seen as a controversial figure due to his outspokenness in opposing the coup. His political views are often favouring the pro-Thaksin camp.