University Student Stabbed Dead After Drunken Fistfights

(11 August) A student has been arrested in Nakorn
Pathom province after he reportedly stabbed a senior student to death following a drunken, heated
verbal exchange


Police were alerted in the morning to investigate the fight
in Silpakorn University Campus in Nakhon Prathom 

Province. At the scene
they found Mr. Patrawith ?Dear? Wattanawetchasak, 29, severely injured near Sra Kaew
pond.


Mr. Patrawuth was sent to the hospital,
where he later died.


Mr. Patrawuth′s friends told
the police that Mr. Ronnachai Jutin, 22, an Engineer Student from the same university was the
murderer.


A friend of the victim said that his group
and Mr. Ronnachai′s group engaged in a fistfight before Mr. Patrawuth punched Mr. Ronnachai in the
face. Mr. Ronnachai then allegedly stabbed Mr. Patrawuth with a pocket knife before he fled the
scene.


Police then found Mr. Ronnachai sleeping in
the Teacher′s rest room in the University, and arrested him once they found a knife that appeared to
be used in the crime in Mr. Ronnachai’s pocket.


The suspect later confessed stabbing Mr. Patrawuth, but argued that he only did so in
order to defend himself. He also admitted that he was intoxicated at the time


When the family members of Mr. Patrawuth visited the Police
station for investigation, they encountered Mr. Ronnachai there, and they immediately tried to
assault him. The police had to intervene with the situation, and took Mr. Ronnachai away for further
interrogation.