Pol Gen Wirachai Songmetta, a deputy police chief, on Saturday (Nov 18) went to Chon Buri Hospital to pay a visit to Thanyarat Otchanthuk, a one year and seven months old girl, who was abducted from a house in Bang Lamung district on Nov 11 and later found to be seriously hurt.
After the visit, Pol Gen Wirachai held a meeting with police investigators to follow up the police hunt for Chana Chalermyart, a new boyfriend of the girl’s mother, who is the suspect in the case.
The mother told police investigators that on Nov 11 Chana came to her house and took away Thanyarat, saying that he would buy her some sweets. However, she and her relatives began to look for them after they did not return, but could not find them. She finally filed a complaint with Bang Lamung police.
Later at about 8.30am on Nov 12, she was informed by Bang Lamung police who said her daughter, who was seriously hurt in the head and abdomen, had been brought to Bang Lamung Hospital for treatment and later transferred to Chon Buri Hospital.
Pol Gen Wirachai said Chana is the prime suspect and the police are looking for him.
Chana is on police record as having been involved in drug cases and committed several crimes, he said.