Gang assaults Swedish tourist for defending waitress in Chiang Mai, Thailand

A Swedish vacationer was brutally attacked by a gang of younger males after he tried to cease them from assaulting a waitress at a karaoke bar in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, on Friday. The gang additionally stole the victim’s gold necklace earlier than throwing him right into a canal.
Yesterday, police arrested three men of Tai Yai ethnicity (an ethnic group from Shan state in Myanmar) at a building employees camp in Doi Saket district and detained them at Sam Kamphaeng Police Station under suspicion of assault. Police charged three suspects – 22 yr previous Sa Ong, 25 yr old Daeng and 25 yr outdated Angkham.
The suspects admitted to assaulting the Swedish man but denied stealing his gold necklace. They mentioned their alleged harassment of the waitress was “just a joke.”
A relative of the victim’s girlfriend posted pictures of the Swedish man’s accidents on Facebook with the caption…
“My mom and her boyfriend travelled from Sweden for a visit to Thailand. On Friday (07/04/23) it was my mother’s boyfriend’s birthday. We arranged a party for him at house with the household after which we went to a bar near our home in Sam Khamphaeng district, Chiang Mai province.
“Near the time we have been going to depart, my mother’s Swedish boyfriend went to the bathroom where he noticed a group of men harassing a lady and trying to pull her into the bathroom. He went in to help and as he was making his way again to the table, the men followed him and attacked him.
“We all jumped in to help and we received harm too. The men had been aiming to steal the two baht gold necklace across the Swedish man’s neck. They mobbed him and pulled his necklace till it strangled him. They stole the necklace before throwing him into the canal behind the bar.
“It’s a good factor they weren’t armed with weapons. But everyone was injured. My uncle tried to assist they usually bit his finger until it was torn. He needed to go to the hospital. Everyone tried to defend themselves from the crazy men till they lastly fled on a motorbike. There have been 4 assailants who fled with the gold necklace. After that we referred to as the police and an ambulance.
“We took the waitress who was harassed to the police station. She stored crying and we couldn’t make out what she was saying. She saved saying she didn’t know the men. Then she received a telephone call from one of many attackers, so it turns out she does know them… The perpetrators had been all Thai Yai folks.
“A foreigner who loves travelling Thailand has skilled a nightmare he by no means thought would occur. He fell into shock and was shaking. He thinks will probably be his final go to to Thailand. From a birthday celebration that was alleged to be full of happiness arose these sudden events that can cause a lifelong nightmare.”
Uncle Boonlue, a 38 12 months outdated man who stepped in to help, ended up hospitalised for defending the Swedish man. He was punched, sustained bruises all over his physique, and suffered a wound on his foot from glass fragments. But Inexpensive was on his proper ring finger, which was practically fully bitten off. Doctors are afraid the wound will become contaminated, reports AmarinTV.
Uncle Boonlue’s wife Zaza mentioned the rationale the gang attacked the Swedish man is as a outcome of he tried the cease them from harassing a woman.
Police say they are collecting evidence to present to Chiang Mai Provincial Court to concern additional arrest warrants to catch the remaining suspects within the case..

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