Joints Inlagd Augusti 4, 2008 Dela Inlagd Augusti 4, 2008 Jag läste denna historia i fredagens BKK Post. Jag har inga höga tankar om pojkarna i brunt men borde det inte ha blivit mer uppmärksamhet? Historien låter lite väl otrolig. Vad tror ni? Murder in Bangkok On July 24 at about 5.30pm, I witnessed an event in Bangkok that has left me shaken. It has changed the way I view Thailand. It was a double shooting and a possible murder cover-up. I say "possible murder" because uniformed police were involved and I can't be certain the bodies were dead, but judging from the number of shots heard, the amount of blood and the lack of movement from the bodies, I assume they were dead. The aftermath, with no news reports of the horrible incident, has made the whole experience surreal. I was with a dozen people on the 8th-floor pool deck of Pathumwan Princess hotel which adjoins MBK shopping mall. We heard about eight gunshots from the street below. Within seconds, I was looking down and across Phaya Thai road to the footpath in front of Chulalongkorn University. Two bodies were lying on the footpath, one on either side of a gated driveway leading onto university property. As if on cue a plain, dark blue sedan stopped at the curb. Four men in street clothes appeared. They picked up one body, throwing it into the back seat of the car. I cannot say if the men got in the car as well, as I was looking at the other body, which had a rapidly expanding pool of blood forming around it. The car with the body drove off quickly down Phaya Thai. The other body was then lifted and moved to the curb, leaving a large trail of blood. Another car pulled up and that body was also whisked away. By this time there were about five police officers on motorcycles at the scene. One officer was vainly trying to sop up the largest pool of blood with a rag or towel. The whole episode took about two minutes. No sooner had the second body been taken away than people were again walking along the footpath, literally stepping over blood, seemingly taking no notice or perhaps too afraid to stop. No crowd of onlookers gathered and no crime scene was set up. There was no collection of evidence and any forensic evidence was being contaminated. The waiting vehicles, the quick removal of the bodies and failure to establish a crime scene - never mind police acting as if they were part of it - was very odd. It seemed like a planned hit rather than a police action in pursuit of criminals on the run. There has been no mention of this in the broadcast or print news, in Thai or English. Every day, I have googled news sites and found no mention of it. Had this happened 30 minutes later, I would have been at that very spot hailing a taxi home. I realise I don't know the details, but two people were shot down on a main Bangkok street in broad daylight outside a major hotel, shopping mall and large university campus. This has been very disturbing for me and while I am not sure what benefit may come from sharing this experience, I feel that I have at least done what I can to make someone aware of this tragedy. TROUBLED Link to comment Dela på andra sajter More sharing options...
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