(29 May) A 5 year old boy
died from various injuries reportedly caused by a first grader and a seventh grader at his school
who bullied him violently.
Anupat Samtong, or Nong (little brother) Nont, was a
first year kindergarten student at a school in Suphanburi province. He was admitted to Chaophraya
Hospital in the province since 1 March this year with broken arm and internal bruising. He had been
in coma ever since, and later moved to Chulalongkorn Hospital.
Today, the doctors announced
that Anupat had passed away. His condition was described as continuously deteriorating every day
since he was admitted to hospital.
The case follows 2 other tragic incidents involving deaths
of young children in their school in Thailand. In April, a 3 year old girl in Samut Prakarn province
was left in school van and died from suffocation, and a similar incident happened to a 3 year old
boy in Srisaket province just a month later.