Two youths arrested for knifing rival student to death

Samut Prakan provincial police arrested two youths last night after they knifed a rival student to death and escaped to Nakhon Ratchasima province.

Pol Col Phisut Chantarasuwan, Bang Kaew police station superintendent, said the two youths were responsible for killing a rival student and injuring two others in a knife attack in Samut Prakan last Friday on Nam Dang-Bang Phli road in Bang Phli district.

The victim, a Mathayom 3 student of Thepsirin Samut Prakan school, was struck by a long knife on his neck by one of the two rival students from Bang Kaew Prachasan school, riding on a motorcycle on February 17.

He said the alleged knifeman admitted of the knife attack claiming that it stemmed from a challenge by the rival students on Facebook.

He said one of the rival students paint-sprayed its rival’s school symbol on the supporting pillar of the Kanchana expressway bridge. Then, later on, the opposing group vandalized the school’s symbol with spray paint.

On the day of the incident which was the establishment aniversary of their rival students’ school, both admitted to drive in a motorcycle to hunt for their rivals.

When they encountered a group of rival students, they then attacked them with knife.

However the alleged knifeman said he didn’t intend on his life but merely to teach them by aiming on his back.

Unfortunately the victim turned around as he was attempting to chop his back, hitting his face and neck instead, the officer quoted the suspect as saying.

Police said both youths would be sent to the Central Juvenile and Family Court for detention on charges of premeditated murder and carrying of weapon to public places.