A FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD youth who was critically injured after being shot in front of Din Daeng police station and was in Rajavithi Hospital’s ICU for almost three months died this morning (Oct. 28), Matichon newspaper said.
The youth, Warit Somnoi, was hit by a bullet in his upper spinal cord and then suffered from cerebral edema from lack of oxygen after a temporary cardiac arrest.
Move Forward MP Rangsiman Rome tweeted this message on his passing away, “I heard the bad news today, the youth who was shot in front of Din Daeng police station died after being in coma for over two months. I still remember the bloodstains I saw that night.
“Why did someone who fought for a better life, for our era, have to end up dying? What kind of regime destroys the future of the nation so cruelly?”
His death has raised a lot of questions with the House of Representatives’ political committee having set up a sub-committee to investigate this fatal shooting.
There are some suspicious clues with one being the trajectory of the bullets coming from Din Daeng police station which no one could enter and the lights were switched off with police saying doing so was part of their operational tactics. There were images showing shots being fired from the station but police said these were not live bullets.
The fatal shooting of the youth who died this morning. Thai headline says, “He had died.” Photo: Matichon
Read earlier reports: Police: Shots were fired but not by us