Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Norwegian allegedly raped on Koh Phangan

SURAT THANI: Police believe an Asian man was responsible for the alleged rape of a Norwegian woman, 26, on Koh Phangan early on Sunday morning (May 12).

sexviolencetourismpolicecrime
By Bangkok Post

Monday 13 May 2019, 04:24PM


Police inspect a scene of the alleged rape on Koh Phangan in Surat Thani province on Monday (May 13). Photo: by Supapong Chaolan

Police inspect a scene of the alleged rape on Koh Phangan in Surat Thani province on Monday (May 13). Photo: by Supapong Chaolan

Inspecting the scene on the southern tourist island on Monday, Surat Thani police chief Pol Maj Gen Apichart Boonsrirote said the woman reported her case to the Koh Phangan police station at 3am on Sunday.

According to him, the woman attended a half-moon party in Moo 3 village of tambon Ban Tai at 11pm on Saturday. When she returned to her room at Goodtime Beach Backpackers hotel at about 2am on Sunday, she realised she had lost her wallet.

She and a male friend tried unsuccessfully to find the wallet and she decided to walk back to the place where the party was held alone.

On the way, an Asian man on a motorcycle offered her a ride to help her find the wallet but he turned into an alley opposite a Big C store and attacked and raped her there. The scene was about 100 metres from her hotel, Pol Maj Gen Apichart said.

The woman told police that she tried to fight and her locket, navel jewellery and fake nails must have dropped there, he said.

Zest Real Estate

Police are collecting evidence at the scene. Surveillance camera footage shows the suspected motorcyclist. He is Asian but his nationality remains unclear. The victim underwent a physical checkup and is under the care of tourist police,” he said.

The woman arrived in Thailand through an immigration checkpoint in Krabi province on April 17. She visited Bangkok and met her elder brother there. Both arrived on Koh Phangan on May 4.

 

Read original story here.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Four dead as pickup truck slams into tour bus heading to Phuket

Excuse or explanation, nevermind the choice of words. The driver should have checked immediately on ...(Read More)


May 4 approved as Coronation Day

Wow, and don't forget the additional/supplementary holidays when the real holidays is on a Satur...(Read More)


Government clamps down on surging illegal Thai migration

Thai's don't need a visa for Korea,as long as they don't stay longer than 90 days.Not mu...(Read More)


Slow loris tout arrested at Karon

So it took Officers from Khao Phra Thaew Conservation Centre, Region 5 Division of Crime Suppression...(Read More)


Slow loris tout arrested at Karon

So, mr Nares is a big liar! Claims not to know he commit a crime, but was arrested last year for the...(Read More)


Phuket Police say investigation into Finnish girl’s death inconclusive

"Girl...woman.."? So is she a child or an adult? 19 yo, yep that's an adult but who k...(Read More)


Government clamps down on surging illegal Thai migration

A good 'plan of action' should be made by the highly decorated thai Immigration top official...(Read More)


Four dead as pickup truck slams into tour bus heading to Phuket

What you say he should get as punishment and what the law proscribes differs. Falling asleep was no...(Read More)


Commerce Ministry warns of extortionate hospital prices

and the stupid new ruling to force expats to have health insurance will just give these crooks the o...(Read More)


Four dead as pickup truck slams into tour bus heading to Phuket

"The 23-year-old driver of a pickup truck... will be charged with reckless driving causing deat...(Read More)