Army conscript allegedly beaten to death

The mother of a private who died less than two weeks after being conscripted has alleged that her son may have been beaten to death.

Tueanchai Noiphithak, mother of Adisak Noiphithak, a 21-year-old army private, told the Manager Online on 12 November 2017 that her son died under suspicious circumstances at a military base.

She was informed by the army on 11 November that Adisak had stomach ache and had been admitted to the hospital in Thep Satri Si Sunthon Camp in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province less than two weeks after being conscripted.

Adisak later died at the camp hospital. According to the death certificate, he died from heart failure.

Tueanchai said she does not believe that her son simply died from heart failure because his body was covered with bruises, a rib was broken and he was in good health.

She added that a new military trainer would not allow anyone to contact the family after Adisak died.

The mother of the late private requested to have Adisak’s body sent to Songklanagarind Hospital in Songkhla for a post mortem examination.

If it is found that her son did not die from heart failure, Tueanchai said she will submit a letter to Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the junta leader and Prime Minister, and file a lawsuit against the people involved.