Wife insists her husband not drunk when beaten by PDRC security guards

national May 13, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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The wife of a man who was beaten up and seriously injured by security guards of the People's Democratic Reform Committee testified to police and a team of psychologists Tuesday.

The 17-year-old wife, whose name was withheld, met interrogators at the Phayathai police station.

She told police that her husband, Thanakrit Pinwiset, 29, was assaulted by PDRC security guards on Phaholyothin Road in front of Channel 5 at about 10 pm Saturday night.

She said Thanakrit was returning from delivery ice to shops heading back to Pradiphat area while it was raining hard and his pick-up truck accidentally hit a traffic cone of the guards. She said the guards surrounded the truck and assaulted him. She was scared and ran away to seek help.

She returned ten minutes later to find him lying down unconsciously and his body was wrapped in a garbage bag so she rushed him to a hospital.

Pol Col Wichai Daengpradab, an interrogator of the police station, said the wife insisted that her husband was not drunk.

Wichai said the security camera at the scene happened to be a dummy camera and the camera of the nearby Bank of Ayutthaya branch was not in a position to record what happened.


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