7 youths nabbed for gang-attacking a man during Songkran in Korat

Seven youths have been arrested for gang-attacking a 25-year old man until he passed out on a road in the municipal area of Nakhon Ratchasima during Songkran celebration on Saturday (Apr 14).

The seven youths were arrested by Nakhon Ratchasima police on Sunday and charged with assault, causing serious injuries to the victim and being drunk as they beat up the victim. Three other youths are still at large.

Pol Gen Veerachai Songmetta, the deputy national police chief, on Sunday paid a visit to the injured, Mr Athisak, who was being treated at Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima hospital under police protection for fear that his assailants might come to harm him.

Athisak told Pol Gen Veerachai that he didn’t know his assailants but admitted he got into a quarrel with one of them and they engaged in a fistfight. But after both of them fell on the ground, the other youths came in to gang-attack him, he said.