Soldier apologises for firing threatening shots at uni student

A Pattani-based soldier formally offered an apology to a Prince of Songkla University (PSU) student for firing threatening shots at her following a road accident dispute.

Students organisation of the PSU’s Pattani Campus, meanwhile, has called for police and security officials to ensure justice for the female student, saying that such act was life-threatening.

The accident occurred at 6pm on Tuesday (Aug 8) when a car driven by Sgt Preecha Intarangsee, attached to Task Force 4422 of 22nd Rangers Regiment , collided with a motorcycle driven by Ms Hanan Suden, a student of the PSU, on Charoen Pradit road in Muang district.

The two had a heated argument after the accident.  Sgt Preecha fired three threatening shots into the sky.

Ms Hanan and a representative of the university’s student organisation filed a complaint with Muang district police.

Bukhori Kamase, president of the university’s students organisation, called for the police and military to ensure justice for Ms Hanan.

Sgt Preecha was brought by Maj Gen Chatuporn Kalampasut, commander of the Pattani Task Force, and officers of the 22nd Rangers Regiment to hold a press conference at the Ingkhayuthaboriharn military camp in Pattani’s Nong Chik district today to formally offer an apology to Ms Hanan.

Maj Gen Chatuporn Kalampasut, commander of the Pattani Task Force

Sgt Preecha admitted he fired the shots into the sky because he was drunk and acting out of stress because he had a family problem.

He confessed to having committed a legal offence.

Maj Gen Chatuporn said he would leave the case for the police to investigate and take legal action against the sergeant according to the law.