Thai college expels hazing students, father of dead victim rejects financial compensation

15 senior Thai university college students, concerned within the violent and fatal hazing (bullying) of a freshman on March 13, have been dismissed from the Rajamangala University of Technology Isaan, Thailand. The ritual involved a total of 30 2nd yr college students and 37 freshmen, and resulted within the demise of 19 yr previous Padyos “Prem” Chonpakdi.
10 different college students, involved directly with the deadly ritual, may have their examination outcomes for the past semester invalidated.
The university had resolved to dismiss 15 of the 2nd year college students for co-ordinating the hazing, plying Padyos with alcohol which he was forced to drink, and then beating him until he grew to become unconscious.
Padyos was lured to a soccer area after being advised that they were all going to play football.
The younger man died on the means in which to the hospital.
10 different senior college students also helped organise the occasion, forcing 1st 12 months college students to take away their garments, crawl alongside the ground, head first, resulting in a string of minor injuries.
The University additionally imposed a spread of ‘disciplinary points’ to 42 of the other pupil for being involved and, regardless of knowing of the occasion beforehand, didn’t do anything to cease it going forward. Students will still be allowed to lodge an enchantment within 15 days.
The dismissal of the 15 2nd year college students results in their everlasting expulsion from the university.
Little-known ’s actions haven’t any influence on any future legal proceedings that could be brought against the perpetrators, all around the age of 18 when they committed the crime.
They might face a range of civil and legal expenses starting from assault inflicting to demise to manslaughter, which carries a possible prison term.
32 college students are going through various civil or criminal costs arising from the incident.
7 were charged last Tuesday with “colluding in bodily assault inflicting death” and “assault inflicting physical and mental harm”.
fifty five 12 months previous Ekachai Chonpakdi, the father of Padyos, has already rejected a 400,000 baht provide from the University’s alumni, or an extra 500,000 from the families of the 7 ring leaders, stating that he intends to take the matter to court.
In another effort of compensation, the University says they would offer scholarships for Padyos’s girlfriend Phimphan, who is 2 months pregnant, and for the dead student’s younger sister, who’s now in Grade four. The scholarships would supply entry to University schooling allowing them to them to finish bachelor’s levels.
Padyos Chonpakdi was cremated at Wat Noi in Nakhon Ratchasima last Monday.
Every 12 months there are deaths of Thai police and armed forces recruits, and freshman at Thai universities where a culture of hazing and systemic bullying remains an unlimited cultural problem for Thailand.
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