Phuket man paralysed by drunk officer seeks 15 million baht in compensation

The household of the noodle vendor who was shot by a drunk, off-duty police officer final yr on Phuket’s Bangla Road is in search of compensation of 15 million baht. The 25 year outdated vendor was shot in the abdomen with the bullet lodged in his spine, paralysing him from the waist down. The officer is now on trial for tried murder, carrying a firearm in a public space without essential cause, and firing a weapon in a public area.
Back in February of last 12 months, the vendor was shot in the abdomen by the intoxicated officer as he was walking, tending to his prospects late at night on the popular walking road. Video footage reveals the officer then approaching the seller, who had fallen to the bottom and then taking pictures at him once more at a detailed vary. The officer walked away for a moment and then slaps the seller within the face, picks him up, shoves him over, after which kicks him before strolling away.
The officer had reportedly been consuming for hours and ended up in a heated argument with one other man. Simple say he accidentally fired the gun at the vendor strolling by.
Surgeons have been able to take away the bullet that was lodged within the man’s spine, however he was left paralysed from the waist down. His spouse has been caring for him in addition to the 2 children.
After some delays, Phuket Provincial Court held proceedings last week, hearing from witnesses. The court docket will hear testimonies from the last two witnesses on April 7. A lawyer for the household says the CCTV footage is important evidence that would lead to the sentencing.
SOURCES: Thairath | Khaosod | Matichon| Phuket News

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