Tangmo: Senators warn police to store speedboat ‘properly’


Stow the boat properly, fools! This is the key to take away, after senators visited the police headquarters in Muang district of Nonthaburi last week, where they discovered that the police had failed to properly store a key piece of evidence – the speedboat that allegedly drowned actress Nida “Tangmo” Patcharavirapong reportedly fell.

Members of the Senate Committee on Human Rights, Freedoms and Consumer Protection visited Nonthaburi Police Headquarters on Thursday. They examined the speedboat Tangmo was allegedly riding on when she fell into the Chao Phraya River and drowned on the night of February 24.

The vessel was found parked in front of the Nonthaburi police headquarters, separated by police barriers, where it was exposed to sun, wind and rain.

PHOTO: TOPNEWS via Pornthip Rojanasunan | Facebook

The senators spent about two hours with the police chief of Muang Nonthaburi. They have warned police investigators of the need to properly store the speedboat to preserve forensic evidence as the Tangmo case remains open. In short, they pointed out the obvious and used common sense.

The group included committee member Senator Pornthip Rojanasunan, former director general of the Central Institute of Forensic Science…

“In principle, physical evidence should be kept away from damage and contamination, which could have an effect on cases in court.”

She said the speedboat is an integral part of the case and should therefore be stored more properly. Simply severing it did not provide sufficient protection for the existing forensic evidence, which could be corrupted by the weather.

Tangmo: Senators warn police to store speedboat

PHOTO: TOPNEWS via Pornthip Rojanasunan | Facebook

Speaking to the media after the visit, committee chairman Somchai Sawangkarn said the Senate committee asked the police to move the boat to a garage or cover it completely to preserve forensic evidence on the boat. boat.

He said the committee had also recommended that police seek information from boating experts to better understand the causes of people falling overboard and the type of injuries they tend to sustain.

Meanwhile, Dr Pornthip (pictured above with red hair) said she hasn’t determined an explanation for a ‘fishbone’ shaped wound found on Tangmo’s thigh.

Later, in a post on his Facebook page, the forensic expert referred to his visit to provincial police headquarters earlier that day. A Buddhist, she lamented the lack of reform of Thailand’s police force, which she said hampers the investigative process and delays justice, saying…

“Thailand must wait for the law of karma. Karma follows the law. Both those who act and those who do not. There is not much time left for this government. What percentage of hope do you have?

The late TV actress, 37, was with five others, including boat owner Tanupat “Por” Lerttaweewit, when she allegedly fell off the speedboat on a Thursday night last month. Por was charged with negligence leading to the death of the actress, along with her boyfriend, unlicensed skipper “Robert”.

Police investigators told the committee they intended to close the case next month. Until then, the investigation continues.

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Tangmo: Senators warn police to store speedboat


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