Policeman ‘attacked boy, 11’
PHUKET: Phuket Town police have launched an investigation into an incident in which a police sergeant major allegedly throttled an 11-year-old boy and hit his ear so hard that he had pain for days afterwards.
Tuesday 27 March 2012, 11:13AM
The investigation comes after the boy’s mother, Sukanya H, reported the attack on her son by Pol Sen Sgt Maj Yuttana Sri-atcharanon.
Ms Sukanya told The Phuket News today that her son was playing in a classroom at school when Sgt Maj Yuttana came into the room and smacked him hard on the ear then throttled him. Then he shouted at the boy that he should tell his father “to come and see me”.
“It all started from something very small,” said Mrs Sukanya.
“My son and his son were playing together, and maybe they got into a scrap.”
Her son, she said, was so terrified that he did not tell her about the attack until the pain in his ear became so severe that he had to.
She added that he was not the only one to keep quiet about the incident.
“My son told me that his teachers knew about the attack but kept their mouths shut,” she said. She declined to name the school.
After her son told her what had happened, she went to see Sgt Maj Yuttana.
“He admitted that he had attacked my son and I recorded his confession as evidence. I had to tell the police because this incident is quite serious for my son, even though the reason behind it was so small,” she said.
Pol Lt Col Sien Kaewthong of Phuket Town police station told The Phuket News today that both the boy and the officer are being questioned about the incident.