Dead cadet’s family vows to bring all relevant people to court for trial

The family of the dead cadet student Pakapong Tanyakan yesterday vowed to bring all relevant people for trial in the court after forensic autopsy result indicated the victim had several bruises from assaults.

The move for court action came after the Justice Ministry’s Central Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS) sent the autopsy result to the cadet student’s family yesterday.

It said several bruises were believed to be caused by assaults. Beside the broken fourth rip bone was not caused from cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as earlier believed.

Pakapong, 18, collapsed at the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School’s medical division on Oct 17. He was rushed to Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy School Hospital in Nakhon Nayok province where he was pronounced dead at 8.24pm. His body was later sent to Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok for the first autopsy. However, Pakapong’s family suspected foul play and asked the police to find out the cause of the death.

At yesterday’s press briefing by the victim’s elder sister Ms Supitcha Tanyakarn, she said the autopsy result was for the examination of the body part that involved several marks of blue and dark spots on the skin.

The result showed they were caused from assaults.

The fourth rib bone which was broken was also not caused from the attempted CPR to save his life, she said.

The second part which examined the internal organs has not yet finished, she said.

However she vowed that the family would bring all people relevant to his death for court trial.

Earlier Justice Minister ACM Prajin Juntong said the final autopsy result will be known on December 15.

CIFS director Som Promrot said the autopsy result has been given to the police in Ongkharak district and the family yesterday.

However the family wanted the result to be kept confidential, he said.

Ongkharak district police inquiry officers approached the institute on Oct 27 to conduct the second autopsy on Pakapong after police received complaint from the family of the deceased.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)


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