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

A Swedish tourist 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 construction employees camp in Doi Saket district and detained them at Sam Kamphaeng Police Station underneath suspicion of assault. Police charged three suspects – 22 12 months old Sa Ong, 25 yr old Daeng and 25 year outdated Angkham.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 photos of the Swedish man’s injuries on Facebook with the caption…
“My mom and her boyfriend travelled from Sweden for a trip to Thailand. On Friday (07/04/23) it was my mother’s boyfriend’s birthday. We arranged a birthday celebration for him at residence with the household after which we went to a bar near our home in Sam Khamphaeng district, Chiang Mai province.
“Near the time we were going to leave, my mother’s Swedish boyfriend went to the toilet the place he saw a gaggle of men harassing a girl and attempting to pull her into the lavatory. He went in to assist and as he was making his method back to the desk, the lads followed him and attacked him.
“We all jumped in to assist and we obtained hurt too. The men were aiming to steal the two baht gold necklace around 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 great factor they weren’t armed with weapons. But everyone was injured. My uncle tried to help and so they bit his finger till it was torn. He needed to go to the hospital. Everyone tried to defend themselves from the crazy males till they lastly fled on a motorcycle. There had been four assailants who fled with the gold necklace. After that we called the police and an ambulance.
Monetize took the waitress who was harassed to the police station. She stored crying and we couldn’t make out what she was saying. She stored saying she did not know the boys. Then she received a cellphone call from one of many attackers, so it turns out she does know them… The perpetrators had been all Thai Yai people.
“A foreigner who loves travelling Thailand has experienced a nightmare he never thought would happen. He fell into shock and was shaking. He thinks will most likely be his last go to to Thailand. From a party that was imagined to be crammed with happiness arose these unexpected occasions that may trigger a lifelong nightmare.”
Uncle Boonlue, a 38 yr previous man who stepped in to help, ended up hospitalised for defending the Swedish man. He was punched, sustained bruises throughout his physique, and suffered a wound on his foot from glass fragments. But the worst wound was on his proper ring finger, which was nearly fully bitten off. Doctors are afraid the wound will turn out to be infected, reports AmarinTV.
Uncle Boonlue’s wife Zaza mentioned the rationale the gang attacked the Swedish man is because he tried the cease them from harassing a girl.
Police say they are accumulating proof to present to Chiang Mai Provincial Court to problem further arrest warrants to catch the remaining suspects in the case..

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